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

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2013 17:55:31 +0100
Message-ID: <525D7383.8050106@w3.org>
To: W3C Style <www-style@w3.org>, www International <www-international@w3.org>
Mati, if we display
12345
as
יב׳שמה
i'm assuming that the character representing 0-9 should be on the right, 
and the digits representing thousands should be on the left (ie. rtl 
display of characters from the text stream).
Is that right?

RI


On 20/08/2013 19:27, Richard Ishida wrote:
> 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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