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Re: [css-counter-styles] range of cjk-decimal should be 0 - inf

From: Xidorn Quan <quanxunzhen@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2014 09:12:51 +1100
Message-ID: <CAMdq6991pN6yp75HU4qhs2Ujn4D1Dt_ERR5hJ1jO4TTF6qrNEQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, www International <www-international@w3.org>
On Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 6:32 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 9:26 PM, Xidorn Quan <quanxunzhen@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> The counter style cjk-decimal, which is defined in both CSS Counter
>> Styles Level 3 and Predefined Counter Styles, should have a range of
>> "0 infinite" instead of the default "infinite infinite".
>> The reason is that there is no proper negative symbol could be defined
>> for cjk-decimal: in spite of the difference of this symbol between
>> Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, traditional and simplified Chinese even
>> use different negative symbols. OTOH, the default negative symbol
>> seems to be strange when prepending to the number generated by
>> cjk-decimal.
>> In conclusion, I propose changing the range of cjk-decimal to "0 infinite".
> So using the "-" as a negative sign is inappropriate?  If that's the
> case, then yeah, I'll drop it to be non-negative.

Yes, it's inappropriate. I have never seen anybody mixes "-" with
Chinese ideographs. People may prepend the corresponding symbol in
their own language for negatives. In addition, as one is written as
"δΈ€" in CJK, it may be confusing if "-" is prepended.

- Xidorn
Received on Monday, 3 March 2014 22:14:00 UTC

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