Re: [css-counter-styles] Using character as unit is ambiguous

On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 9:53 PM, Xidorn Quan <> wrote:
> In the current draft, "character" is used as a unit to describe the
> length limitation user agents could apply for some systems. However,
> as Simon Sapin mentioned in another thread, "character" is an
> ambiguous unit, which could refer to either Unicode code points or
> grapheme clusters.
> Things could even get more complex when we start discussing the exact
> meaning of "character" here. I believe what you meant via this word
> was in fact grapheme clusters. But if it means grapheme clusters, the
> limitation will be completely useless, since a grapheme cluster could
> contain arbitrary number of Unicode code points. However, if the
> "character" here means Unicode code points, 20 code points might not
> be enough for some counter styles, as a symbol may contains some
> cluster extenders to describe one grapheme.
> I suggest to allow 60-100 Unicode code points instead.

Good catch.  Changed it to 60 codepoints.


Received on Monday, 24 February 2014 22:20:00 UTC