especially since it is
likely that explanatory text in a current language would be wrapped around
the ancient writings or linguistic notations. This is beyond the scope of
It seems to me that John C. Klensin is thinking about that possibility
by tagging even individual words with langage names.
Probably out of IETF scope. Certainly out of IETF competence. I was
reporting on other (outside) work that has gone on for some time and
is deployed. The point was only that individual word language-tagging
and annotation is current practice among specialists and that we don't
need to try to reinvent it.