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Re: [css3-text] text-transform: han-numerals

From: Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 06:24:52 -0400
Message-ID: <AANLkTimqxA=71=ra_DrM8Sn5OJsrf7tUXuV3XE-EKGgm@mail.gmail.com>
To: "MURATA Makoto (FAMILY Given)" <eb2m-mrt@asahi-net.or.jp>
Cc: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, www-international@w3.org, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
2010/10/29 MURATA Makoto (FAMILY Given) <eb2m-mrt@asahi-net.or.jp>:
>> > Probably your "decimal" system does not use 十, 百, 千, and so forth?
>>
>>
>> You are correct. We have whole numbers using a base of 10 [1]. The
>> word decimal is from Latin, decim(a).
>
> Then, the decimal system is not good enough for converting numbers to
> han idegraphic representations.  I prefer 三十五 to 三五 when it means
> 35.
>
> I think that the first version of CSS Text should stay away from such
> conversion.

I don't think this is even a question of preference. Alan's so-called
decimal system is extremely unnatural for han languages, and while we
can find such use in print, it is used very sparingly as it is
extremely difficult to read and can cause confusion.


-- 
cheers,
-ambrose
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