Re: [counter-styles] i18n-ISSUE-339: Should Japanese spec styles match implementations or vice versa?

On Sat, Feb 15, 2014 at 8:15 AM, Richard Ishida <> wrote:
> 6.2 Alphabetic: lower-alpha, lower-latin, upper-alpha, upper-latin,
> lower-greek, hiragana, hiragana-iroha, katakana, katakana-iroha
> The hiragana, katakana, hiragana-iroha, and katakana-iroha seem to be
> implemented in the same way in Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and now Opera. The
> implementation differs from the spec only by the addition of one or two
> characters to the basic set.
> Should we change the spec to align with the implementations?

For hiragana and katakana, it's hard to say which is more correct,
since kana after わ are all rarely used as index: ゐ and ゑ have been
officially removed from the modern kana usage, and is hard to type in
most modern input methods; few words and sentences start with を; and
in common written Japanese, no word starts with ん.

For iroha ones, IMHO, it is better to remove the ん since there is no
such character in the original iroha poem. However, whatever is
acceptable as well. In Japanese wikipedia いろは順 (iroha ordering),
although the ん is absent in the ordering table, it is said that there
exists usage appends that character at the end.

Xidorn Quan

Received on Friday, 14 February 2014 23:15:05 UTC