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Re: [xsl] Arabic alphabetical lists (xslt 1.0)


Subject: Re: [xsl] Arabic alphabetical lists (xslt 1.0)
From: Michael Kay <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2013 14:42:23 +0100

Support for localized orderings and numberings depends very much on which XSLT
processor you are using. It would certainly be useful to tell us which
processor you are using, and it might be best to ask on a help forum specific
to that processor.

Note also that the xsl:number instruction recognizes a "lang" attribute, not
"xml:lang".

Saxon has a fallback numbering scheme which could be producing the effect
observed: if the format attribute is a Unicode letter that it doesn't
specifically recognize, then it outputs numbers using the sequence of
consecutive Unicode letters starting from that point. Which might make no
sense at all, but it's a better guess than doing nothing.

Michael Kay
Saxonica

On 28 Aug 2013, at 13:49, Patricia Piolon wrote:

> Hi!
>
> I've been trying to ask a question here a number of times but my
> message keeps getting bounced, presumably because of the special
> characters?
>
> My question is about xslt-generated alphabetical lists with Arabic
> characters, also posted here:
>
http://ask.metafilter.com/247029/Please-tell-me-about-Arabic-alphabetical-lis
ts.
> Could you please read the question in the link and reply here?
>
> Sorry for the convoluted way of asking this question; I'm not going to
> spend any more time trying to find out why this listbot hates my mail
> so much, so this is my last attempt.
>
> -- Patricia


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