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[CSS2.1][CSS3 Lists] List-style-type values

From: George Chavchanidze <gch@rmi.acnet.ge>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2005 18:16:38 -0400 (GMT)
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.3.96.1050615181245.27687B-100000@rmi-sun.rmi.acnet.ge>

CSS2.1 WD says:
	"Implementors are urged to implement these features, or correct
bugs in their implementations, 
	if they wish to see thsse features remain in this specification.
	New 'list-style-type' values: 'armenian', 'georgian',
'lower-greek'.
	Implementors should look at CSS3 Lists instead"
AFAIK description of Georgian numbering given in CSS3 lists module is
wrong.
The right one is described in
http://people.netscape.com/ftang/paper/unicode16/part2.html
See also
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=287166
http://my.opera.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=69401#post812726

But the actual problem is not whether it is right or wrong.
If browsers would implement this list-style-type property several
centuries ago,
then may be our ancestors would use it, but in modern Georgian this
numbering system 
is not used at all. Therefore I think it is reasonable to replace ancient
Georgian numbering
systems with *much more useful* alphabetic system similar to lower-greek
and lower-latin.
Or even go further and define one alphabetic counter style and
list-style-type with optional
argument specifying Unicode range. In this case lower-roman  will look
like 

alphabetic(a-z) or just alphabetic

upper-roman will be

alphabetic(A-Z)

lower-greek will be 

alphabetic(\3B1-\3C9)

upper-cyrillic

alphabetic(\410-\42F)

georgian will be

alphabetic(\10D0-\10F0)

etc.

Much less head ache for implementators, users, linguists and ethnologists
and better functionality that covers many of CSS3 list styles.
Received on Wednesday, 15 June 2005 14:06:14 GMT

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