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[css-counter-styles] feedback “lower-greek”

From: George Schizas <gschizas@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:58:46 +0000
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In regards to the “lower-greek” counter style, this is not the common
practice. The commonly used greek numbering style is not α, β, γ, …, ω, αα,
αβ. The preferred Greek numbering system, that is used in ancient and
modern Greek is the following:

α, β, γ, δ, ε, στ or ς, ζ, η, θ (1..9)
ι, ια, ιβ, ιγ, … ιθ (10..19)
ι, κ, λ, μ, ν, ξ, ο, π, ϟ (10...90)
ρ, ρα, ρβ, … ρθ (100..109)
ρι, ρια, ριβ, …, ριθ (110, 119)
ρ, σ, τ, υ, φ, χ, ψ, ω, ϡ (100...900)

So, it’s much like “armenian”, “lower-armenian”, “georgian” and “hebrew”.
There is one difference though. To signify numbers larger than 1000, the
1..999 range is repeated, but with the symbol “͵” (U+0375) on the left.
Typically you also need another the symbol “ʹ” (U+0374) on the right, but
this can be omitted. I’m not sure how to represent this in the
@counter-style way. In this fashion, 2014 would be written as ͵κιεʹ
(=2000+10+4) and 996996 would be written as ͵ϡϟστϡϟστ or ͵ϡϟστϡϟστʹ or even
͵ϡϟϛϡϟϛʹ.

@counter-style greek-lower-modern {
  system: additive;
  range: 1 999;
  additive-symbols: 900 \3E1, 800 \3C9, 700 \3C8, 600 \3C7, 500 \3C6, 400
\3C5, 300 \3C4, 200 \3C3, 100 \3C1, 90 \3DF, 80 \3C0, 70 \3BF, 60 \3BE,
50 \3BD, 40 \3BC, 30 \3BB, 20 \3BA, 10 \3B9, 9 \3B8, 8 \3B7, 7 \3B6, 6
\3C3\3C4, 5 \3B5, 4 \3B4, 3 \3B3, 2 \3B2, 1 \3B1
/*900 ϡ, 800 ω, 700 ψ, 600 χ, 500 φ, 400 υ, 300 τ, 200 σ, 100 ρ, 90 ϟ, 80
π, 70 ο, 60 ξ, 50 ν, 40 μ, 30 λ, 20 κ, 10 ι, 9 θ, 8 η, 7 ζ, 6 στ, 5 ε, 4 δ,
3 γ, 2 β, 1 α*/
}

@counter-style greek-upper-modern {
  system: additive;
  range: 1 999;
  additive-symbols: 900 \3E0, 800 \3A8, 700 \3A7, 600 \3A6, 500 \3A5, 400
\3A4, 300 \3A3, 200 \3A2, 100 \3A1, 90 \3DE, 80 \3A0, 70 \39F, 60 \39E,
50 \39D, 40 \39C, 30 \39B, 20 \39A, 10 \399, 9 \398, 8 \397, 7 \396, 6
\3A3\3A4, 5 \395, 4 \394, 3 \393, 2 \392, 1 \391
/*900 Ϡ, 800 Ω, 700 Ψ, 600 Χ, 500 Φ, 400 Υ, 300 Τ, 200 Σ, 100 Ρ, 90 Ϟ, 80
Π, 70 Ο, 60 Ξ, 50 Ν, 40 Μ, 30 Λ, 20 Κ, 10 Ι, 9 Θ, 8 Η, 7 Ζ, 6 ΣΤ, 5 Ε, 4 Δ,
3 Γ, 2 Β, 1 Α*/
}


@counter-style greek-lower-ancient {
  system: additive;
  range: 1 999;
  additive-symbols: 900 \3E1, 800 \3C9, 700 \3C8, 600 \3C7, 500 \3C6, 400
\3C5, 300 \3C4, 200 \3C3, 100 \3C1, 90 \3DF, 80 \3C0, 70 \3BF, 60 \3BE,
50 \3BD, 40 \3BC, 30 \3BB, 20 \3BA, 10 \3B9, 9 \3B8, 8 \3B7, 7 \3B6, 6
\3DB, 5 \3B5, 4 \3B4, 3 \3B3, 2 \3B2, 1 \3B1
/*900 ϡ, 800 ω, 700 ψ, 600 χ, 500 φ, 400 υ, 300 τ, 200 σ, 100 ρ, 90 ϟ, 80
π, 70 ο, 60 ξ, 50 ν, 40 μ, 30 λ, 20 κ, 10 ι, 9 θ, 8 η, 7 ζ, 6 ϛ, 5 ε, 4 δ,
3 γ, 2 β, 1 α*/
}

@counter-style greek-upper-ancient {
  system: additive;
  range: 1 999;
  additive-symbols: 900 \3E0, 800 \3A8, 700 \3A7, 600 \3A6, 500 \3A5, 400
\3A4, 300 \3A3, 200 \3A2, 100 \3A1, 90 \3DE, 80 \3A0, 70 \39F, 60 \39E,
50 \39D, 40 \39C, 30 \39B, 20 \39A, 10 \399, 9 \398, 8 \397, 7 \396, 6
\3DA, 5 \395, 4 \394, 3 \393, 2 \392, 1 \391
/*900 Ϡ, 800 Ω, 700 Ψ, 600 Χ, 500 Φ, 400 Υ, 300 Τ, 200 Σ, 100 Ρ, 90 Ϟ, 80
Π, 70 Ο, 60 Ξ, 50 Ν, 40 Μ, 30 Λ, 20 Κ, 10 Ι, 9 Θ, 8 Η, 7 Ζ, 6 Ϛ, 5 Ε, 4 Δ,
3 Γ, 2 Β, 1 Α*/
}

George Schizas
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