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Re: [Fwd: Re: [whatwg] simple numbers]

From: Brad Kemper <brkemper@comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2008 11:16:53 -0800
Message-Id: <46C6B725-4240-4FDB-BADF-081C6EE6270D@comcast.net>
Cc: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, WWW Style <www-style@w3.org>
To: Keryx Web <webmaster@keryx.se>
> The third table has been formatted according to Swedish  
> conventions. However, a speech reader would not spell out words  
> like million and thousand, making those numbers harder to grasp.

I'm curious: Is that because the spaces between the number groupings  
in Swedish are harder for the software to interpret than the commas  
between the American/English style? I have the American localization  
of Mac OS X, and it had no problem reading 1,000,000 as "one  
million", using the text-selection-to-speech service of the OS. I  
wonder if the Swedish localization of OS X would do any better on the  
"1 000 000". If so, this implies that other speech readers for the  
sight impaired just generally suck.

On Jan 6, 2008, at 10:36 AM, Keryx Web wrote:

> fantasai skrev:
>> Lars, I think your point about needing to separate such formatting  
>> from the
>> markup makes sense. Could you summarize
>>   a) your arguments for why a number format function is needed
>>   b) proposed functionality
>>   c) a couple markup + expected results examples
>> I'd like to put it here:
>>   http://csswg.inkedblade.net/ideas/content-formatting
>> (you can edit that yourself if you like)
> Done
> See also http://keryx.se/dev/css3/number-format-1.xhtml (in Firefox  
> or Safari b3 - It's a true XHTML file that uses XSLT identity  
> transformation)
> Use http://keryx.se/dev/css3/number-format-1-static.html for other  
> browsers or to see the truly intended result...
> Lars Gunther
Received on Sunday, 6 January 2008 19:17:09 UTC

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