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WEB I18N GAP FIXED: Interoperable emphasis marks

Emphasis marks

Chinese and Japanese have a native way of indicating emphasis for short ranges of inline text which involves placing a small mark above or below the characters being emphasised in horizontal text, and to the right/left in vertical text.

This is now supported, using CSS, in all 3 major browser engines.

See the Gap report.

See also CSS Text Decoration for how to use this feature.

Categories: clreq, Gap report, jlreq

WEB I18N GAP FIXED: Interoperable custom counter styles

All 3 major browser engines now support the ability to create custom counter styles.

This is a significant step forward in enabling fully interoperable list numbering and other counters that reflect local approaches, especially for languages with smaller speaker populations.

See the Gap report.

See also Ready-made Counter Styles to use or adapt almost 200 suggested patterns from around the world.


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