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Re: [css3-text] text-transform: han-numerals

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 11:23:38 -0700
Message-ID: <4CCB112A.1020603@inkedblade.net>
To: Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com>
CC: "MURATA Makoto (FAMILY Given)" <eb2m-mrt@asahi-net.or.jp>, Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>, www-international@w3.org, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On 10/29/2010 03:34 AM, Ambrose LI wrote:
> On 29 October 2010 06:24, Ambrose LI<ambrose.li@gmail.com>  wrote:
>> I don't think this is even a question of preference. Alan's so-called
>> decimal system is extremely unnatural for han languages, and while we
>> can find such use in print, it is used very sparingly as it is
>> extremely difficult to read and can cause confusion.
>
> Perhaps I should say this is *normally* extremely difficult to read.
> But I forgot to mention that there are cases that Alan's proposal
> actually makes sense (e.g., when the numbers are years, telephone
> numbers, serial numbers, and the like).

Exactly.

> Since the computer wouldn't be able to tell the difference between the
> two cases, IMHO it'd be better we don't even try to convert the digits
> to han numerals. IMHO it's not worth it and it's counter-productive.

I would expect someone using this feature to have marked up the
appropriate numbers, not to apply it to an entire paragraph.
(That would be weird!)

~fantasai
Received on Friday, 29 October 2010 18:24:16 GMT

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