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Re: [CSS3 lists] - glyph suggestion

From: Ben Ward <benmward@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 15:39:00 +0100
Message-ID: <ef5d0f2f05052307395e2cec63@mail.gmail.com>
To: W3C Style List <www-style@w3.org>

Your reference [0] states "To obtain other glyphs, authors should use
the 'content' property of the ::marker pseudo-element". This is the
preferred way of having your own customised glyphs for bullet markers,
and is obviously completely flexible for authors to use whatever
character they wish.

The named glyphs are a convenience and obviously easier to learn than
adding character codes, but they're somewhat rigid and ::marker {
content: 'blah'; } overcomes this.

In the case of your request, you'd want a style looking like this:

li::marker
{
  content: '\2717'
}

Ben

On 5/23/05, David Balch <david.balch@continuing-education.oxford.ac.uk> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> I've searched the list archive for this and couldn't find anything, but
> apologies if it has already been dealt with...
>
> The CSS3 lists module includes a <glyph> value for the 'list-style-type'
> property [0].
>
> <glyph> defines 7 glyph styles, including "check". It strikes me that
> another "cross" glyph would be a natural companion to check, e.g. both might
> be used in lists discussing the pros and cons of something.
>
> If I've understood the Unicode properly [1], Unicode hex 2717 (BALLOT X)
> might be a suitable example character.
>
> [0] http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-css3-lists-20021107/#ltglyphgt
> [1] http://www.unicode.org/Public/MAPPINGS/VENDORS/ADOBE/zdingbat.txt
>
> Cheers,
> Dave.
>
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