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Re: Armenian numbering: findings, recommendations and request to CSS WG

From: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 16:57:39 -0500
Message-ID: <7c2a12e20902121357j18e9cabar10bd91357025aacb@mail.gmail.com>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Cc: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>, Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, www-style@w3.org, www-international@w3.org

On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 7:32 AM, Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no> wrote:
> Are there any langauge
> that doesn't use its alphabet for making simple alphabetically enumerated
> lists from time to time?

FWIW, I'm fairly sure nobody uses such lists in Hebrew, precisely for
the reason Bert Bos points out: it would be confusing.  If the 11th
letter were כ, then to me that would look like the list had skipped
from 10 to 20.  It's possible such lists are used occasionally in
Israel -- I'm an American Jew and wouldn't know -- but I doubt it.

> Phonebooks exist in any language, right?

Why are ordered lists with alphabetic item numbers related to
alphabetized lists with no item numbers?
Received on Thursday, 12 February 2009 21:58:19 UTC

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