Re: [css3-lists] Greek

See also the more general number to string conversion as well as an example
of lower case classical greek numbering at [1].

αʹ, βʹ, γʹ, δʹ, εʹ, ϛʹ, ζʹ, ηʹ, θʹ, ιʹ, ιαʹ, ιβʹ, ιγʹ, ιδʹ, ιεʹ, ιϛʹ, ιζʹ,
ιηʹ, ιθʹ, κʹ


On Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 6:16 AM, Christoph Päper <> wrote:

> | @counter-style lower-greek {
> |   type: alphabetic;
> |   glyphs: … /* 'α' 'β' 'γ' 'δ' 'ε' 'ζ' 'η' 'θ' 'ι' 'κ' 'λ' 'μ'
> |                'ν' 'ξ' 'ο' 'π' 'ρ' 'σ' 'τ' 'υ' 'φ' 'χ' 'ψ' 'ω' */
> |  /* This style is only defined because CSS2.1 has it.
> |     It doesn't appear to actually be used in Greek texts. */
> | }
> | …
> | Issue: According to a native Greek speaker, the lower-greek and
> | upper-greek styles aren't actually used. I've removed upper-greek
> | for now, but kept lower-greek because CSS2.1 included the keyword.
> | Do these have actual use-cases?
> They may be uncommon in (contemporary) Greek, but ‘lower-greek’ is
> frequently used for numbering lower-level headings or in nested lists, e.g.
> in mathematics (at least in German[y]). I believe I’ve also seen cases of
> ‘upper-greek’; there is a LaTeX package at CTAN <
>> to enable both, so there probably is a
> desire to use uppercase Greek letters, too.
> Nota bene: despite their names implying otherwise, languages and scripts
> are only loosely coupled, so even native speakers can be quite clueless
> sometimes.

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