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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 :-)

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owoiotoho oao oboroootohoeoro oooro osoiosotoeoro owoiololo oboeo
osouobojoeocoto otooo ojouodogomoeonoto.o oAogoaoiono,o oaonoyooonoeo
osoaoyoso otooo oao oboroootohoeoro oooro osoiosotoeoro,o o‘oRoaocoao,o’o
oaonosowoeoroaoboloeo otooo otohoeo ocooouoroto.o oAonodo oaonoyooonoeo
osoaoyoso,o o‘oYooouo ofooooolo!o’o owoiololo oboeo oiono odoaonogoeoro
otohoeo ofoioroeo ooofo ohoeololo.
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