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RE: Katakana/hiragana list lettering

From: Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2012 21:51:23 -0400
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, CJK discussion <public-i18n-cjk@w3.org>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
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It's hard to say what the common expectation is, because when the number of items exceeds the last character, author would not use this numbering style, so I've never seen any such real examples, but I can tell you my personal preference if that helps; either A or C.

A makes sense to me; if I see it, I understand what happened.

B doesn't make much sense to me, I guess I'll be confused, look back and forward a couple of times to understand the rule.

MS Word does C. Given the above statement, and given no complaints are heard against Word's behavior, C is probably acceptable for wide audiences.

Hope this helps.


Regards,
Koji

-----Original Message-----
From: fantasai [mailto:fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net] 
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 6:43 AM
To: CJK discussion
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Subject: Katakana/hiragana list lettering

CSS2.0 defined 'hiragana', 'katakana', 'hiragana-iroha', and 'katakana-iroha' list styles, but didn't define what happens when you run out of letters (e.g. lettering a 100-item list).
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/REC-CSS2-20080411/generate.html#lists


Tab is putting formal definitions for all the CSS2.0 list styles into the CSS3 Counter Styles module. We need to know what happens at the end of the list. The possibilities we can think of are:

   A. あ、い、う、...、ああ、あい、あう

   B. あ、い、う、...、ああ、いい、うう

   C. あ、い、う、...、あ、い、う

Note: the alphabetic styles already in CSS use variant A, so if there is no clear preference, we will go with that.

All three variations can be created with custom @counter-style rules, so all three will be possible; we just need a default for the pre-defined keywords from CSS2.0.

Thanks for any guidance!

~fantasai

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