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

From: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 22:35:22 +1100
Message-ID: <4CCAB17A.9000101@css-class.com>
To: Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com>
CC: "MURATA Makoto (FAMILY Given)" <eb2m-mrt@asahi-net.or.jp>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, www-international@w3.org, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Ambrose LI wrote:
> On 29 October 2010 06:24, Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> Perhaps I should say this is *normally* extremely difficult to read.
> But I forgot to mention that there are cases that Alan's proposal
> actually makes sense (e.g., when the numbers are years, telephone
> numbers, serial numbers, and the like).

What proposal? I didn't make one. Anyway I don't have a so called 
decimal system. I just use the same decimal system that various people 
in this world have used over the last thousand years.

> Since the computer wouldn't be able to tell the difference between the
> two cases, IMHO it'd be better we don't even try to convert the digits
> to han numerals. IMHO it's not worth it and it's counter-productive.

This 三十五 to 三五 when it means 35 is like saying AXB = AB.

Alan http://css-class.com/

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