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Re: [css-counter-styles] allow use of CSS4 "alt" property with @counter-style/symbols

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2014 16:44:24 +0900
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDCBrN1KYg1VU1F6eMD_nM=jq2BS7tc9X_1RV0j6YsDpBA@mail.gmail.com>
To: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 1:22 AM, James Craig <jcraig@apple.com> wrote:
>> On May 19, 2014, at 11:18 PM, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
>> If you want to provide "alt text" for the 'symbols' values,
>> instead make a separate counter style with the words you want in
>> 'symbols' and "speak-as: words", then set "speak-as:
>> your-spoken-style;" in the real counter style.  Xidorn provided
>> several examples of this.
>
> This strikes me as somewhat convoluted, but mostly sufficient.
>
> One question I didn’t see answered (apologies if I missed it) was whether one could apply the lang selector to a counter style. For example, I want (>/<) symbols displayed in all locales, but I want the alt text (input/output) localized.
>
> If I’m reading Tab’s summary correctly, we’d have to have duplicated symbolic counter styles in order to use the localized speak-as value.
>
> @counter-style symbols-de { speak-as:  alt-de; }
> @counter-style symbols-en { speak-as:  alt-en; }
> @counter-style symbols-es { speak-as:  alt-es; }
>
> Is that the intention?

Yes.

~TJs
Received on Thursday, 22 May 2014 07:45:12 UTC

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