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Re: [css3-counter-styles] Handling ethiopic-numerals and extended CJK numbers

From: Peter Moulder <peter.moulder@monash.edu>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2013 20:51:52 +1100
To: Reece Dunn <msclrhd@googlemail.com>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-id: <20130222095152.GA16708@bowman.infotech.monash.edu.au>
On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 12:08:53PM +0000, Reece Dunn wrote:

> Looking at the way numbers are spoken (e.g. "one hundred and sixteen" for
> 116 in British English), the way these are constructed is similar to the
> way ethiopic-numerals are formed [1]. The only difference is that Western
> numbers are split in groups of 3, whereas Ethiopic numbers are split into
> groups of 2. Also, Korean splits numbers into groups of 4.
> Therefore, instead of having a specific ethiopic system, they could be
> expressed using something like |system: natural; group-length: 2;|.
> This will also help with the CJK extended sets as well, as looking at
> section 6.1.2, the tables use production rules for handling group-length 4
> numbers.

That would be good if it can be done.  Can you have a go at specifying an
algorithm and corresponding tables that would cover both ethiopic and CJK
styles?  Or even if it could cover both British english and just one of the
ethiopic/CJK complex styles, then that would give some feeling that it might be
useful for some other numbering system more likely to be found in lists than
english words.

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