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Re: [css3-lists] Khmer consonants as list markers

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Wed, 04 Jul 2012 16:21:11 -0700
Message-ID: <4FF4CFE7.2020805@inkedblade.net>
To: Tony Graham <tgraham@mentea.net>
CC: www-style@w3.org
On 07/04/2012 02:01 PM, Tony Graham wrote:
> The current CSS Lists and Counters Module Level 3 draft [1] defines the
> same sequence of numeric characters as both the 'cambodian' [2] and
> 'khmer' [3] list styles, but does not define a Cambodian/Khmer alphabetic
> list style.
>
> Page 63 of Franklin Huffman’s “Cambodian System of Writing“ [4] states:
>
>     For the pagination preliminary to the main body of a book,
>     and for listing major headings within a chapter, the
>     consonants of the alphabet are used in their dictionary
>     order...
>
> My understanding is that an Khmer consonantal list style would be used by
> Khmer speakers if it were available to them [5].
>
> Can/should it be added to a future draft of css3-lists?

Seems reasonable to me. Can you put together an @counter-style rule for Tab
to copy? (You'll also want to check with Khmer speakers as to what the correct
behavior is once you get to the end of the alphabet.)

~fantasai
Received on Wednesday, 4 July 2012 23:21:40 GMT

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