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RE: CSS3-Lists-20021107 Comments

From: Michel Suignard <michelsu@windows.microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 09:43:58 -0800
Message-ID: <84DD35E3DD87D5489AC42A59926DABE901032DBD@WIN-MSG-10.wingroup.windeploy.ntdev.microsoft.com>
To: "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@niksula.hut.fi>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>

Remember that Unicode is a universal character set and that the fact
that some authors have not seen a given character used as a list marker
doesn't guarantee that it is not used in another culture as such.

In addition, it is an absolute no no to change character name. Both ISO
SC2/WG2 and Unicode policies are very firmly established in forbidding
name change once a character has been approved and has been published.
In some cases we use annotation or additional comments in the chart to
either describe 'errata' or other common usage not necessarily conveyed
by names. Everybody is welcome to suggest these  comments to the
standard bodies mentioned above, but a name change is a non starter.

Michel

-----Original Message-----
From: Henri Sivonen [mailto:hsivonen@niksula.hut.fi] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2003 12:03 AM
To: www-style@w3.org
Subject: Re: CSS3-Lists-20021107 Comments



On Thu, 20 Mar 2003, Daniel Yacob wrote:

>   http://www.ethiopic.org/w3c/css/WD-css3-lists-20021107-comments.html

|| hyphen
||     A hyphen bullet. (like . U+2043 HYPHEN BULLET or . U+2013 EN 
|| DASH)
|    or . U+2014 EM DASH or . U+2015 HORIZONTAL BAR. In Russian it is
|    common to use an EN or EM DASH as a list marker. The authors have
|    never seen U+2043 as a list marker and suggest it be renamed 'dash'
|    which is more accurate.

I'd like to second to that.

In Finnish it is customary to use the EN DASH as a list marker. (In
fact, the recent use of the bullet is due to limitations of foreign
software.) However, using a hyphen instead of a dash would look like a
typographical mistake.

-- 
Henri Sivonen
hsivonen@niksula.hut.fi
http://www.hut.fi/u/hsivonen/
Received on Wednesday, 26 March 2003 12:44:07 GMT

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