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Re: Hebrew Lists in CSS3

From: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2009 12:18:58 -0500
Message-ID: <7c2a12e20902020918t112cb29awe76a1a8105e20f70@mail.gmail.com>
To: Simon Montagu <smontagu@smontagu.org>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Sun, Feb 1, 2009 at 11:50 PM, Simon Montagu <smontagu@smontagu.org> wrote:
> When I wrote http://www.smontagu.org/writings/HebrewNumbers.html I was
> trying to present as many alternatives as possible without being too
> prescriptive. My personal opinion today is:
> 1) The Hebrew numbering system should be treated as defined in the range 1 -
> 999999
> 2) The system should only use letters with numerical values and not mix in
> words for "zero" or "thousands".
> Suggested text for the algorithm:
> ...

I've attached a diff (or tried to) that implements this, including
updating the examples.

There's still one outstanding issue: that an extra ׳/״ is added if the
numbers are in content, but not otherwise.  This remains commented
out.  Perhaps a second, almost identical numbering system could be
defined (hebrew-content? hebrew-inline?) that uses this, if we want to
be typographically correct.  Then users could specify this second
numbering type if using the number inside text.

I'm assuming there's some way to actually do this -- that these list
types also work for other types of generated content that might be
placed inside text (so not page numbers either, for instance).  If
not, and these only will possibly be used for lists/page numbers, then
the comment about this should just be removed, since it's not

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