inputmode mobile question

I have a question for the mobile geniuses out there. What’s the difference (if any) between inputmode=”latin digits” and inputmode=”user digits”?

Will browsers treat these differently? How so? Which ones? Answer in the comment section below.
Thanks! -m

4 Responses to “inputmode mobile question”

  1. Mark Baker http://www.markbaker.ca

    The difference would only be seen when the user’s native language had non-latin digits.

  2. mdubinko

    Does that happen in practice on phones? Which ones? -m

  3. Mark Baker http://www.markbaker.ca

    I’ve never seen it, but I don’t hang out in non-latin environs too often 8-)

  4. Michael(tm) Smith http://www.w3.org/People/Smith/

    Latin digits? I thought modern digits were referred to as “arabic” or “arabic/indic”…

    Anyway, Japanese (for one) has native characters for digits, but I can’t think of a case where anybody would want to use them for input.

    I guess having alternate digits for inputmode would almost imply a device that has a keypad that has alternate digits on it (since there’s not so much point in inputmode on devices that have full keyboards (or software keyboards), only on devices that have limited key input — keypads, basically). I’ve never seen a keypad that had numbers other than 0-9 on it…