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Proposing new values for list-style-type

From: Amir E. Aharoni <amir.aharoni@mail.huji.ac.il>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2020 13:04:55 +0300
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To: www-style@w3.org

What is the way to propose new values for list-style-type?

In Wikipedia we have recently added support for three new languages:
1. Santali (Ol Chiki script)
2. N'Ko (N'Ko script)
3. Manipuri (Meetei script)

All of these writing systems have their own digits. The wiki editors in
these languages asked to see ordered lists (<ol>) with their native digits.
CSS has support for arabic-indic, armenian, hebrew, devanagari, malayalam,
and many other systems, but not for these three scripts.

What is the right way to propose their addition to the standard? The values
will probably be ol-chiki, nko, and meetei.

In the meantime, we made this kind of possible by adding the following CSS:
@counter-style ol-chiki {
    system: numeric;
    symbols: "᱐" "᱑" "᱒" "᱓" "᱔" "᱕" "᱖" "᱗" "᱘" "᱙";
    suffix: ". ";

ol:lang( sat ) {
    list-style-type: ol-chiki;

This only works in Firefox because the WebKit family doesn't support
@counter-style. But on Firefox it appears to do the right thing.

Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי
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