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Re: Hebrew Lists in CSS3

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Mon, 09 Feb 2009 15:02:36 -0800
Message-ID: <4990B60C.70809@inkedblade.net>
To: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
CC: Simon Montagu <smontagu@smontagu.org>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, 'Richard Ishida' <ishida@w3.org>

Aryeh Gregor wrote:
> 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.

Checked in:

Simon, Richard, can you review, please?

> 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.

If this is adequate for list numbers, then we're good. Other forms of
generated content can easily combine counters with arbitrary strings.

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