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International numbering styles

From: Bert Bos <Bert.Bos@sophia.inria.fr>
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 1998 11:39:02 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <199801091039.LAA22311@mygale.inria.fr>
To: www-international@w3.org
The CSS2 specification needs a way to specify numbering styles for
lists and other things, that goes beyond the small set that CSS1
provides. I'm trying to find out how people number things in different
languages, how much of that we need in CSS, and finally, how to refer
to the numbering schemes in the CSS language.

CSS1 has the following:

'decimal'	1, 2, 3, 4,...
'lower-alpha'	a, b, c, d,...
'upper-alpha'	A, B, C, D,...
'lower-roman'	i, ii, iii, iv,...
'upper-roman'	I, II, III, IV,...

I can see some variations:

	01, 02, 03, 04,...
	aa, ab, ac, ad,...

And these are more difficult:

	one, two, three,...
	first, second, third, fourth,...
	un, deux, trois, quatre,...

Different alphabets:

	[alpha], [beta], [gamma], [delta],...

Symbols:

	[asterisk], [dagger], [double-dagger], [paragraph-sign],...




Bert
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