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Re: css3-lists: Coptic and Ionic Greek

From: Christos Cheretakis <xalkina@otenet.gr>
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002 18:03:56 +0200
Message-ID: <3DFDF96C.5050307@otenet.gr>
To: Web Style Sheets W3C Mailing List <www-style@w3.org>
CC: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>

Christos Cheretakis wrote:
>   Someone posted an algorithm for coptic numbering in a previous 
> message, that sounded correct for use in greek numbering styles as well. 
> As I'm currently having problems accessing the web (well, everything but 
> Google, takes forever...) I'll give a rough outline of the greek styles 
> here, without any warranties, expressed or implied, however :-)

   That was Christopher Hoess's posting 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2002Nov/0035.html . 
Quoting him on lower-coptic:

 > This is a simple additive system defined for the numbers 1-999,999.
 > The digits are split into groups of three (if there are less than
 > six digits, the less significant group is filled first). Within each
 > group, appropriate digits are picked from the following list (at most
 > one per column) and written in descending order by value (hundreds
 > first). The characters in the more significant group are combined

   The algorithms for the three greek styles are similar. I just want to 
note that in the greek styles, although they're all base-10 systems, 
there's no notion of zero, and everywhere you would "normally" use a 
zero, it is skipped.

   I'm currently working on a simple (& sample) Java class implementing 
the three algorithm variations. I'll post it to the list when it will be 


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