additive-symbols

The additive-symbols descriptor lets you specify symbols when the value of a counter system descriptor is additive. The additive-symbols descriptor defines additive tuples, each of which is a pair containing a symbol and a non-negative integer weight. The additive system is used to construct sign-value numbering systems such as Roman numerals.

Syntax

additive-symbols: 3 "0";
additive-symbols: 3 "0", 2 "\2E\20";
additive-symbols: 3 "0", 2 url(symbol.png);

When the system descriptor is cyclic, numeric, alphabetic, symbolic, or fixed, use the symbols descriptor instead of additive-symbols.

Formal definition

Related at-rule@counter-style
Initial valuen/a (required)
Computed valueas specified

Formal syntax

[ <integer [0,∞]> && <symbol> ]#

<symbol> = <string> | <image> | <custom-ident>

Examples

Specifying additive symbols

HTML

<ul class="list">
  <li>One</li>
  <li>Two</li>
  <li>Three</li>
  <li>Four</li>
  <li>Five</li>
</ul>

CSS

@counter-style additive-symbols-example {
  system: additive;
  additive-symbols: V 5, IV 4, I 1;
}
.list {
  list-style: additive-symbols-example;
}

Result

Specifications

Specification
CSS Counter Styles Level 3
# counter-style-symbols

Browser compatibility

BCD tables only load in the browser

See also