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Re: controlling digits substitution in IE/FF (Arabic/Hindi/Decimal)

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2009 14:48:06 +1200
Message-ID: <11e306600905141948j1e06d365r894c2a6c4d495b67@mail.gmail.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: daniel.goldschmidt@gmail.com, www-international@w3.org, www-style@w3.org
On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 6:27 AM, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>wrote:

> In my opinion, the browser should not be doing any such substitution
> in web pages. Although the browser's UI should be affected by system
> localization, web pages displayed in it should not. If CSS needs to
> have controls to enable these kinds of transformations, then we can
> add them to the 'text-transform' property. But by default, I don't
> think it makes sense for this kind of automatic substitution to affect
> web page content.
>

We actually support this in Gecko via the hidden bidi.numeral pref (and have
basically forever).

Rob
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