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Re: Proposing new values for list-style-type

From: Amir E. Aharoni <amir.aharoni@mail.huji.ac.il>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2020 13:25:00 +0300
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To: www-style@w3.org
Sorry, sent it without examples of where it works.

Here are real Wikipedia in these languages that have this style applied.

Manipuri: https://incubator.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=4589559 (in the
section "ꯎꯁꯦꯏꯒꯤ ꯀꯥꯟꯅꯕꯁꯤꯡ")

N'Ko: https://nqo.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=6178 (towards the end)

Santali: https://sat.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=56112 (in the section
"ᱨᱟᱡᱽᱜᱟᱲ")

Again, all of these will only work in Firefox.

We'd love to not have to use @counter-style, and to do something like the
following:
ol:lang( mni ) {
  list-style-type: meetei;
}
ol:lang( nqo ) {
  list-style-type: nko;
}
ol:lang( sat ) {
  list-style-type: ol-chiki;
}

... Just like we already do
ol:lang( hi ),
ol:lang( mr ),
ol:lang( ne ) {
    list-style-type: devanagari;
}

--
Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי
http://aharoni.wordpress.com
‪“We're living in pieces,
I want to live in peace.” – T. Moore‬


‫בתאריך יום ד׳, 16 בספט׳ 2020 ב-13:04 מאת ‪Amir E. Aharoni‬‏ <‪
amir.aharoni@mail.huji.ac.il‬‏>:‬

> Hi!
>
> 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
> http://aharoni.wordpress.com
> ‪“We're living in pieces,
> I want to live in peace.” – T. Moore‬
>
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