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RE: International numbering styles

From: Chester, Bernard <BChester@saros.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 1998 16:26:25 -0800
Message-Id: <98Jan9.161615pst.55558@firewall.saros.com>
To: "'Bert Bos'" <Bert.Bos@sophia.inria.fr>
Cc: "'www-international@w3.org'" <www-international@w3.org>
Bert:

I've been down roads like this.  I'd advise an approach that avoids
trying to enumerate all of the numbering styles possible, why not come
up with a scheme for permitting a numbering scheme to be described?  And
then a subset which are "known" and can be referred to by a descriptor?

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Bert Bos [SMTP:Bert.Bos@sophia.inria.fr]
> Sent:	Friday, January 09, 1998 2:39 AM
> To:	bernardc@saros.com
> Subject:	International numbering styles
> 
> 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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