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Re: International numbering styles

From: Jonathan Rosenne <rosenne@netvision.net.il>
Date: Fri, 09 Jan 1998 13:54:27 +0200
Message-Id: <3.0.1.32.19980109135427.00692fcc@mail.netvision.net.il>
To: Bert Bos <Bert.Bos@sophia.inria.fr>
Cc: www-international@w3.org
In Hebrew we use an alphabetic numbering: Alef, Bet, ..., Tet, Yod, Yod
Alef, Yod Bet, Yod Gimel, Yod Dalet, Tet Vav, Tet Zayin, Yod Zayin, Yod
Het, Yod Tet, Kaf, Kaf Alef etc.

The 22 letters have numerical values, 1 to 9, 10 to 90, 100 to 400, and
they are combined to provide the required value. It is straightforward,
except for 15 and 16.

Jonathan

At 11:39 09/01/98 +0100, Bert Bos wrote:
>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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>
>
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