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Re: International List Numbering in the Wild? (was: New name for Predefined Counter Styles doc)

From: Andre Schappo <A.Schappo@lboro.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:39:04 +0000
To: www International <www-international@w3.org>, W3C Style <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BA753308-8E70-4E2D-BCAA-A3F3E9CB8A25@lboro.ac.uk>
On 15 Apr 2015, at 17:39, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 2:55 AM, Andre Schappo <A.Schappo@lboro.ac.uk> wrote:
>> As you all know, list-style-type has been around for a long time and has made possible the numbering of html list items in scripts such as cjk-ideographic, devanagari, tibetan, thai …etc…
>> 
>> I make extensive use of international list numbering in my blog eg list-style-type:cjk-ideographic http://schappo.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/western-brands-on-weibo.html

>> 
>> There are a number of technical and test sites that explain/demonstrate international list numbering and so use international list numbering.
>> 
>> But … I have never come across any regular websites in the wild using international list numbering. I have only ever encountered regular websites using the 1,2,3,4,… numbering. I do frequently look at non english websites because of my study of IDNs.
>> 
>> Anybody encountered any regular websites using international list numbering? If you have can you please post links as I would like to show them to my students (and I would like to see them myself :)). I have only ever encountered regular websites using the 1,2,3,4,… numbering.
> 
> The spec is currently only implemented in Firefox, and only recently,
> so I wouldn't expect it to be much used in the wild.
> 
> It should be possible to find examples of the predefined counter
> styles in the wild, though.  I'll see if I can get ahold of that
> webdevdata thing (a big zip of lots of web page sources) and grep for
> some of that.
> 
> ~TJ

I subsequently had a look with https://meanpath.com and there seems to be very little use of international list numbering in regular websites. I searched for various values of list-style-type. Here are (most) of my findings using meanpath -

list-style-type: cjk-ideographic  http://rongsay.info

list-style-type: hiragana-iroha  http://tarng.com

list-style-type: katakana-iroha  http://トータルサービス事件.jp

list-style-type: hiragana  http://namakajiri.net

list-style-type: armenian  http://www.displayart.cn

list-style-type: persian  http://totp.ir


ln many websites I found list-style-type declarations in the source code but when I viewed the website I could not find (easily) actual usage

Tab Atkins Jr:maybe you will find more usage than I have found

André Schappo
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