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[Bug 19952] New: HTML5 Digit Shape Requirement

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          Priority: P2
            Bug ID: 19952
                CC: mike@w3.org, robin@w3.org
          Assignee: dave.null@w3.org
           Summary: HTML5 Digit Shape Requirement
        QA Contact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
          Severity: normal
    Classification: Unclassified
                OS: Windows XP
          Reporter: ramys@eg.ibm.com
          Hardware: PC
            Status: NEW
           Version: unspecified
         Component: default
           Product: HTML.next

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Proposal for the Digit Shape requirement

Update HTML5 to properly handle digit shaping. The user "HTML Developer" should
be able to set the digit shape according to his needs. This feature is a
globalization support not bidirectional specific feature.

Arabic and many other languages (Thai and Bengali) have classical shapes for
digits “National Digits” that are different from the conventional Arabic Digits
(1, 2, 3 …). National digits have the same semantic meaning as the Arabic
digits, and the numbers they form are read from left to right (most significant
digit on the left). The difference is only a difference in glyphs.

Detailed description of the requirement and its options included in the

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