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Re: [css3-lists] Proposal for a generic numeric list-style-type

From: timeless <timeless@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 11:09:41 +0300
Message-ID: <AANLkTinzpzSIbujQUKAF1_V0N0FgnH-S1VykfK5RmD0K@mail.gmail.com>
To: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
Cc: Markus Ernst <derernst@gmx.ch>, Gabriele Romanato <gabriele.romanato@gmail.com>, www-style@w3.org
On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 2:34 AM, Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com> wrote:
> I mean, are there any languages where <ol> will display by default
> with localized, non-decimal numerals?

Well, if you consider java implemented browsers:

The default for contextual numeric alteration has changed since
Mozilla 1.4 Western digits in Arabic documents are no longer
automatically replaced with Arabic digits  in a context-sensitive
manner. To activate the contextual replacement of Western digits with
Arabic ones, type about:config  in the location bar and set the value
of the preference item bidi.numeral to 1 (Bug 181711). Alternatively,
you can edit user.js by locating the file in the profile directory and
using a text editor that can handle UTF-8 encoding.

http://www.unicode.org/book/ch13.pdf, p. 320

> By default, we should always display the nominal forms with no substitution.




Probably one of my favorite entries on this topic is:

I think the short answer is "yes, there are some Windows locales where
'0' .. '9' are not rendered as Western, and thus there should be some
versions of at least IE for which this is the case."
Received on Tuesday, 18 May 2010 10:03:29 UTC

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