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Re: [css3-lists] glyphs in single string

From: Peter Moulder <peter.moulder@monash.edu>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 20:18:15 +1100
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-id: <20111122091815.GB11440@bowman.infotech.monash.edu.au>
On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 01:39:36PM +0100, Håkon Wium Lie wrote:

>  - Issue: Is it possible to find a syntax for several list markers to be
>    written in one string? One possible solution is:
> 
>     @counter-style lower-norwegian {
>       type: alphabetic;
>       glyphs: 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzæøå';
>     }

With the above, the specification of where one entry ends and the next begins
is important, particularly considering characters in decomposed form.

Would introducing space separation 'a b c ...' be acceptable, or do we
want to try specifying some other division of a string into entries?

Spacing, while longer, would at least allow easy expansion to the odd
multi-character entry like Greek "στ", and might give less surprising
results for borderline cases like Αι or ij that are sometimes considered
a single character.


A vaguely related issue with the above syntax is distinguishing between
glyphs:'abc...' and glyphs:'•'.  Should one of the keywords be changed,
say to glyphs-string?  Or do we want to guess based on length of the
string (or presence of spaces) ?

pjrm.
Received on Tuesday, 22 November 2011 09:18:51 GMT

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