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Re: [css3-fonts] subscript/superscript variants

From: Ben Weiner <ben@readingtype.org.uk>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 10:31:21 +0100
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, www-font@w3.org
Message-Id: <DA542298-0BBA-4611-9362-77407F8F3229@readingtype.org.uk>
To: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
For the determinists, it's probably time to grab a style guide :)

Ben

On 10 May 2012, at 10:25, Sylvain Galineau wrote:

> 
> [John Hudson:]
>> 
>> On 09/05/12 3:11 PM, Christopher Slye wrote:
>> 
>>> John, to what misunderstanding are you referring? It looks to me like
>>> ordinal é turns up in the real world often enough. -Christopher
>> 
>> [Note typo in my original message: it should be è not é]
>> 
>> Ordinal è shows up when people write première as 1ère, but that is an
>> error, and the correct ordinal abbreviation of première is 1re.
>> 
>> The standard French ordinal is e -- e.g. 2e, 3e. 4e, etc. -- except for
>> the singular in which one needs to distinguish masculine premier and
>> feminine première, which are respectively 1er and 1re.
>> 
> If by standard you mean 'what people *should* do', sure. In practice
> the use of è remains common e.g. run a web search for "2ème".
> 
> 

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