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Re: [css3-lists] Greek

From: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2011 10:12:40 -0700
Message-ID: <CACQ=j+c7QjRirzLXuRLd0SW8pVrN0-tMOtY0mG-NuwmXE1e__w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>
Cc: W3C Style <www-style@w3.org>
See also the more general number to string conversion as well as an example
of lower case classical greek numbering at [1].

αʹ, βʹ, γʹ, δʹ, εʹ, ϛʹ, ζʹ, ηʹ, θʹ, ιʹ, ιαʹ, ιβʹ, ιγʹ, ιδʹ, ιεʹ, ιϛʹ, ιζʹ,
ιηʹ, ιθʹ, κʹ

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt20/#convert

On Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 6:16 AM, Christoph Päper <
christoph.paeper@crissov.de> wrote:

> | @counter-style lower-greek {
> |   type: alphabetic;
> |   glyphs: … /* 'α' 'β' 'γ' 'δ' 'ε' 'ζ' 'η' 'θ' 'ι' 'κ' 'λ' 'μ'
> |                'ν' 'ξ' 'ο' 'π' 'ρ' 'σ' 'τ' 'υ' 'φ' 'χ' 'ψ' 'ω' */
> |  /* This style is only defined because CSS2.1 has it.
> |     It doesn't appear to actually be used in Greek texts. */
> | }
> | …
> | Issue: According to a native Greek speaker, the lower-greek and
> | upper-greek styles aren't actually used. I've removed upper-greek
> | for now, but kept lower-greek because CSS2.1 included the keyword.
> | Do these have actual use-cases?
>
> They may be uncommon in (contemporary) Greek, but ‘lower-greek’ is
> frequently used for numbering lower-level headings or in nested lists, e.g.
> in mathematics (at least in German[y]). I believe I’ve also seen cases of
> ‘upper-greek’; there is a LaTeX package at CTAN <
> http://www.ctan.org/pkg/greekctr> to enable both, so there probably is a
> desire to use uppercase Greek letters, too.
>
> Nota bene: despite their names implying otherwise, languages and scripts
> are only loosely coupled, so even native speakers can be quite clueless
> sometimes.
>
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