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[css3-lists] Roman numerals

From: Simon Montagu <smontagu@smontagu.org>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 14:51:36 -0800
Message-ID: <499B3F78.1060905@smontagu.org>
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-lists/#upper-roman and 
http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-lists/#lower-roman specify the Unicode 
characters U+2160-U+216F and U+2170-U+217F respectively for Roman numerals.

However, the Unicode Standard recommends against using these characters. 
See http://www.unicode.org/versions/Unicode5.0.0/ch15.pdf, page 499:

"For most purposes, it is preferable to compose the Roman numerals from
sequences of the appropriate Latin letters. However, the uppercase and
lowercase variants of the Roman numerals through 12, plus L, C, D, and
M, have been encoded for compatibility with East Asian standards."

I propose revising the algorithm to use the Latin letters.
Received on Tuesday, 17 February 2009 22:52:23 UTC

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