panush panush -4 years ago 67
HTML Question

HTML Custom List Ordering (alphabetic list with non-english characters)

I would like to know how to create an ordered list such as below.


a. Item 1

b. Item 2

c. Item 3

ç. Item 4

...


I thought normally the markup below should do what I want:

<ol type="a">
<li>Item 1</li>
<li>Item 2</li>
<li>Item 3</li>
<li value="ç">Item 4</li>
...
</ol>


But it doesn't seem to have an effect, it is just giving me the regular ordering "a,b,c,d..."

Answer Source

Normally, lists don't work like that. With a list-style-type of lower-latin, only the lowercase latin letters will be displayed. After "z", it continues with "aa" and so on.

However, it's perfectly possible to do what you want with a bit of customised CSS.

li[value] {list-style-type:none; position:relative}
li[value]::before {content:attr(value) '. ';
position:absolute; right:calc(100% + .33em);}
<ol type="a">
    <li>Item 1</li>
    <li>Item 2</li>
    <li>Item 3</li>
    <li value="ç">Item 4</li>
    <li>Item 5</li>
</ol>

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