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

From: Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 13:32:12 -0400
Message-ID: <AANLkTinuU1jvY0RmdRBLhECa0FD+3Xiy-iPAzwf8QTWc@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.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>
On 29 October 2010 07:35, Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com> wrote:
> 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.

No it doesn't. Two digits one following the other have a certain
grammatical meaning that is different when they are written as
numbers. You canNOT normally write numbers like the way you proposed.

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