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Re: Hebrew Lists in CSS3

From: Simon Montagu <smontagu@smontagu.org>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 21:08:39 +0200
Message-ID: <4991D0B7.2020401@smontagu.org>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, 'Richard Ishida' <ishida@w3.org>

r+, but see comment inserted below.

On 02/10/2009 01:02 AM, fantasai wrote:
> Aryeh Gregor wrote:
>> On Sun, Feb 1, 2009 at 11:50 PM, Simon Montagu <smontagu@smontagu.org>
>> wrote:
>>> When I wrote http://www.smontagu.org/writings/HebrewNumbers.html I was
>>> trying to present as many alternatives as possible without being too
>>> prescriptive. My personal opinion today is:
>>> 1) The Hebrew numbering system should be treated as defined in the
>>> range 1 -
>>> 999999
>>> 2) The system should only use letters with numerical values and not
>>> mix in
>>> words for "zero" or "thousands".
>>> Suggested text for the algorithm:
>>> ...
>> I've attached a diff (or tried to) that implements this, including
>> updating the examples.
> Checked in:
> http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-lists/#hebrew
> Simon, Richard, can you review, please?
>> There's still one outstanding issue: that an extra ׳/״ is added if the
>> numbers are in content, but not otherwise. This remains commented
>> out. Perhaps a second, almost identical numbering system could be
>> defined (hebrew-content? hebrew-inline?) that uses this, if we want to
>> be typographically correct. Then users could specify this second
>> numbering type if using the number inside text.
> If this is adequate for list numbers, then we're good. Other forms of
> generated content can easily combine counters with arbitrary strings.

The algorithm for combining is a little tricky: depending on the length 
of the number string a character needs to be either appended to the 
string or inserted between the last two characters. We will also need to 
find a solution to the problem of ambiguity between x and x * 1000.

> ~fantasai
Received on Tuesday, 10 February 2009 19:09:21 UTC

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