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[counter-styles] i18n-ISSUE-285: Hebrew number converter inadequate for numbers >= 1000

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2013 19:27:00 +0100
Message-ID: <5213B4F4.9080903@w3.org>
To: W3C Style <www-style@w3.org>, www International <www-international@w3.org>
Raised by:
     Matitiahu Allouche

Opened on:
     2013-08-04

Description:
     This comment relates to 
http://www.w3.org/TR/2013/WD-css-counter-styles-3-20130718/ section 6.1 
for Hebrew, and also to 
http://www.w3.org/TR/2013/WD-predefined-counter-styles-20130725/ section 
12 Hebrew which is a duplicate of the former.

     In the text, the additive symbols max up at 400. For numbers larger 
than 799, the symbol for 400 will appear several times. For numbers like 
the Hebrew year (currently 5773), this gives 14 such symbols, which is 
hardly readable and does not conform to common usage.
     The better usage is to have the number of thousands followed by 
Geresh (\5F3) followed by the rest of the number.
     For 5773, this would give \5D4 \5F3 \5EA \5E9 \5E2 \5D2.
     Note that there is no space between the thousands and the rest of 
the number.
     For 12345, we would have \5D9 \5D1 \5F3 \5E9 \5DE \5D4.
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