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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).


> 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!)

Received on Friday, 29 October 2010 18:24:16 UTC

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