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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-counter-styles-3] Why was list-style: upper-greek removed?

From: Tab Atkins Jr. via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 27 May 2016 00:28:17 +0000
To: public-css-archive@w3.org
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> based on an anonymous testimony of someone who essentially maybe the
 type of person using 100 words to communicate and does no bother 
knowing how to type an accented Greek character as he/she uses 
Greeklish in everyday life.

Insults are not appropriate in this forum. You will keep your tone 
civil or not discuss things at all.

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There are *many* world languages not supported directly by this spec; 
the group made an intentional choice to only mandate support for the 
styles that were originally defined in CSS 2.1 (of which `lower-greek`
 was one, implemented as a particular variant of the greek lowercase 
alphabet), and a few other styles that can't be done properly by the 
extension mechanism.

*You* can use that extension mechanism - the `@counter-style` rule 
defined by the spec - to define your own counter style matching 
whatever language conventions you want. The Internationalization WG 
maintains a document of example `@counter-style` rules for many world 
languages at <http://w3c.github.io/predefined-counter-styles/>, 
including [several modern Greek 
styles](http://w3c.github.io/predefined-counter-styles/#greek-styles),
 so you might not even have to figure out how to write one on your 
own, just copy-paste from that document.

Note that currently `@counter-style` is only implemented by Firefox. 
Make sure to use a fallback built-in style for other browsers until 
they support it. (Or file bugs on them to encourage them to implement 
support!)

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