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Re: [csswg-drafts] Why was list-style: upper-greek removed?

From: Dave Cramer via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2016 23:03:33 +0000
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It's surprisingly hard to figure out the history of this!

Note that `list-style-type: upper-greek` was not in CSS 1, at least 
not the final 
[REC](http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS1-961217.html#list-style-type). 

Values were: `disc | circle | square | decimal | lower-roman | 
upper-roman | lower-alpha | upper-alpha | none`

I found an issue in an [old 
WD](http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-css3-lists-20110524/) of CSS Lists 
and Counters Level 3:

> 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?

There's also an old thread on www-style, starting 
[here](https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2002Nov/0035.html).
 There seems to be lots of discussion on whether upper-greek is a 
valid and useful numbering scheme. For 
[example](https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2002Dec/0034.html),
 

 > The numbering schemes named lower-greek & upper-greek in the draft 
are not used (and not even useful) in modern greek. Please, do not 
invent them for us!

So it sounds like we never reached consensus on what to do. Would 
[counter styles](https://drafts.csswg.org/css-counter-styles-3/#intro)
 address your use cases?








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