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Re: [css3-lists] Remaining feedback on the module

From: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2011 18:27:23 +0900
Message-ID: <4DAEA6FB.8030500@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
To: Gunnar Bittersmann <gunnar@bittersmann.de>
CC: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, www International <www-international@w3.org>, public-i18n-core@w3.org
What Gunnar says is consistent with all of what I have seen in 
Switzerland. There are some old-style indices that have separate entries 
for Ch, Sch, and maybe Sp and St, but these are head items in indices, 
not parts of a numbering system.

There is only one correction I'd want to make, to what Tab wrote:
List numbering in German, for example, is strictly speaking not done 
using the base English alphabet, but using the base German alphabet 
(which happens to coincide with the base English one). It just happens 
that letters such as ä, ö, ü, and ß, although essential for writing 
German, are not part of the (basic) German alphabet.

Regards,   Martin.

On 2011/04/20 17:21, Gunnar Bittersmann wrote:
> Tab Atkins Jr. scripsit (Tue, 19 Apr 2011 16:55:34 -0700):
>  > 6. Should I add more european alphabetic styles, like a german one
>  > that includes umlauts?
>
> I’ve never come across umlauts; it’s a), b), c), …, not a), ä), b), …
>
> ä) would not be used after z) either. (One should not use alphabetic
> style for an amount of items larger than 26 anyway.)
>
>
>  > saying that I should instead drop the alternate european
>  > styles that currently exist, as list numbering is typically done using
>  > just the base english alphabet.
>
> That’s true for German language.
>
> Gunnar (from Germany)
>
>
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