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Re: International numbering styles

From: Robert Herriot <Robert.Herriot@Eng.Sun.COM>
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 1998 15:39:34 -0800
Message-Id: <199801092339.PAA01886@woden.eng.sun.com>
To: www-international@w3.org, Bert.Bos@sophia.inria.fr
As I vaguely remember from some software I wrote a few years ago, the
US military drops 'i' and 'o' and uses only 24 letters for
'lower-alpha' and 'upper-alpha'. So there are a few more variations
even in English.

> From www-international-request@w3.org Fri Jan  9 02:49:33 1998
> 
> 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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