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RE: [css3-fonts] subscript/superscript variants

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 09:25:13 +0000
To: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>, Christopher Slye <cslye@adobe.com>
CC: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>, John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, "liam@w3.org" <liam@w3.org>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, "www-font@w3.org" <www-font@w3.org>
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[John Hudson:]
> On 09/05/12 3:11 PM, Christopher Slye wrote:
> > John, to what misunderstanding are you referring? It looks to me like
> > ordinal é turns up in the real world often enough. -Christopher
> [Note typo in my original message: it should be è not é]
> Ordinal è shows up when people write première as 1ère, but that is an
> error, and the correct ordinal abbreviation of première is 1re.
> The standard French ordinal is e -- e.g. 2e, 3e. 4e, etc. -- except for
> the singular in which one needs to distinguish masculine premier and
> feminine première, which are respectively 1er and 1re.
If by standard you mean 'what people *should* do', sure. In practice
the use of è remains common e.g. run a web search for "2ème".
Received on Thursday, 10 May 2012 09:26:08 UTC

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