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Re: [css-counter-styles] emdash

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:01:48 +1300
Message-ID: <CAOp6jLaPT36dg+PVchs0Zqv4Ga5bNFLsOoRCzjtEYS8KSDYxdQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 10:31 PM, Daniel Glazman <
daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com> wrote:

> That emdash list style type is the norm in french typography for
> dialog quotes. It's also the case in several other languages (spanish
> for instance) and it's used in millions of books.
>
>  — Comment t'appelles-tu ? dit Jean Valjean.
>  — Petit-Gervais, monsieur.
>  — Va-t'en, dit Jean Valjean.
>  — Monsieur, reprit l'enfant, rendez-moi ma pièce.
>
>       in Les Misérables, Victor Hugo.
>
> That would be similar to
>
>   list-style: symbols(cyclic "—");
>
> but that one is only implemented by FF at this time I think and EPUB
> authors are left in limbos here. It's also a bit complicated for such
> a simple thing. Please note this is something we discussed very long
> ago for CSS 2.0.
>

Given we already implement the general thing, I don't think we'd want to
implement additional special cases like this.

Lean on the other engines to implement counter styles, and in the meantime,
use Gecko :-)

Rob
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