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[Bug 7202] New: [XSLT 2.0] Traditional Hebrew Numbering

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Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2009 13:31:00 +0000
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Message-ID: <bug-7202-523@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=7202

           Summary: [XSLT 2.0] Traditional Hebrew Numbering
           Product: XPath / XQuery / XSLT
           Version: Recommendation
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: XSLT 2.0
        AssignedTo: mike@saxonica.com
        ReportedBy: mike@saxonica.com
         QAContact: public-qt-comments@w3.org


See message from Efraim Feinstein on the saxon-help list:

http://markmail.org/message/ogwvahwep44p2weh

Extracts:

(A) it's unclear to me how numbers divisible by 1000 should be differentiated
from the numbers 1-9. One way would be to remove the geresh mark from 1-9.

(B) numbers-as-words functionality ... would be difficult in Hebrew -- the
language is gendered and there are at least two forms of correctly specifying a
number in words (Biblical and Modern styles). There's also the variable of
whether the result should be pointed (with vowels) or unpointed (without
vowels).

(C) The XSLT 2.0 specification is unclear about the representation of numbers
in the traditional Hebrew system. There are 2 examples. The one given as a
numerical sequence in section 12.3:&#1488;, &#1489;, &#1490;, &#1491;, &#1492;,
&#1493;, &#1494;, &#1495;, &#1496;, &#1497;, &#1497;&#1488;, &#1497;&#1489;,
&#1497;&#1490;, &#1497;&#1491;, &#1496;&#1493;, &#1496;&#1494;, &#1497;&#1494;,
&#1497;&#1495;, &#1497;&#1496;, &#1499; has no markings. The one given for a
date (sec 16.5.3): &#1499;&#1524;&#1493; &#1496;&#1489;&#1514;
&#1514;&#1513;&#1505;&#1524;&#1490; shows both numbers with the gershayim
symbol (&#1524;). 
A third possibility is to mark all letters that represent numbers with an
overdot. Presumably, these should be an option...


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