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Re: [css3-lists] Remaining feedback on the module

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 10:00:04 -0700
Message-ID: <BANLkTi=g9aEv79pDdJUH1LpJPwm6RzHkKQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: timeless <timeless@gmail.com>
Cc: Matitiahu Allouche <matial@il.ibm.com>, public-i18n-core@w3.org, WWW International <www-international@w3.org>, www-international-request@w3.org, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 3:54 AM, timeless <timeless@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 12:26 AM, Matitiahu Allouche <matial@il.ibm.com> wrote:
>> If I understand what Tab Atkins means, in the first case (paragraph 5), the
>> number 10 will be expressed with the tenth letter of the alphabet and the
>> number 11 will be expressed with the eleventh letter of the alphabet
>> (without the final forms). In the second case (paragraph 9), the number 10
>> will be expressed with the tenth letter of the alphabet and the number 11
>> will be expressed with the tenth letter followed by the first letter.
>> Both systems are legitimate, but the second one is more natural in modern
>> usage.
>
> Afaik the second system is also more natural in classic forms.

The second system is what I use now.  The 11th letter is used for 20,
the 13th for 30, etc., until you exhaust the alphabet at 400.

> Tab: note that at least 15 and 16 are written as 9+6 and 9+7 instead
> of 10+(5,6). There are actually a couple of other amusing exceptions,
> see:
>
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=53012
>
> for a discussion.

Yup, the 15/16 exception is handled if you carefully read the
definition in the spec.  Multiple sources have told me that the other
exceptions are optional.

~TJ
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