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Subject: Re: [xsl] Arabic alphabetical lists (xslt 1.0)
From: Wolfgang Laun <wolfgang.laun@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:09:56 +0200

Another deviation in the list on ask.metafilter.com (as well as in the one I
can produce with my KSLT 2.0 processor) is that it simply iterates a range
of Unicode code points; this appears to be the sort order used in
modern Arabic dictionaries. If Wikipedia is correct, this is based on
28 Unicode letters from the codepage at U+0600, i.e.: 0627 - 0628,
062A - 063A, 0641 - 0648, 064A. Note the gaps.

-W


On 28/08/2013, Wolfgang Laun <wolfgang.laun@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> After a look at Unicode code table U+0600..U+06FF I suspect that XSLT
> processors rely on the underlying Java for producing the arabic
> alphabet in order to get a set of symbols for creating the "numbering"
> letter combinations.
>
> An XSLT 2.0 processor (Saxon) produces 36 single letter numbers, which
> isn't right either: it contains the teh marbutah and  U+063B through
> U+063F, and the tatweel, none of which is, I think, correct.
>
> I'm afraid you may have to roll your own, code something to create the
> correct sequence of letters from an integer. If you need help with
> this, there's others on this list better equipped to do it in XSLT
> 1.0.
>
> HTH
> -W
>
>
> On 28/08/2013, Patricia Piolon <skyanth@xxxxxxxxx> 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-lists.
>> 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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