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Re: 'æ', 'ø', and 'å ' in lists (was Re: [css3-lists] of lists and castles)

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2011 07:21:36 -0700
Message-ID: <BANLkTimUaEkqm92Ze-V2V24+x27FSHDzsw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Cc: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 12:45 AM, Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com> wrote:
> Also sprach L. David Baron:
>
>  > > (FWIW, I rarely see lists longer than, say 20 items. One reason why I
>  > > could not confirm the use of 'æ', 'ø', and 'å' in lists is that it's
>  > > rare for lists to get that long.)
>  >
>  > http://www.lovdata.no/all/tl-19990702-064-009.html says:
>  >
>  >   ...
>  >   # w)      tannhelsesekretær
>  >   # x)      tannlege
>  >   # y)      tannpleier
>  >   # z)      tanntekniker
>  >   # æ)      vernepleier
>  >   # ø)      provisorfarmasøyt
>  >   # å)      reseptarfarmasøyt
>
> Interesting. (I wonder if they limited the number of authorsized
> professions to 29 to avoid the issue of how to number the 30th :)
>
> I presume this list tradition is also used in Swedish, which ends with
> 'å', 'ä', 'ö'.
>
>  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Å#Place_in_alphabe
>
> So, if we want to provide a complete solution, we need to encode these
> into section 4.3. I suggest we do so, and then promptly delete section
> 4.3!

Don't be silly.  This would just return to what it was before - an
entry in Appendix A.

~TJ
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