On Fri, 7 Feb 1997, Frank Mittelbach wrote:

>  >   * The section numbers should be postfixed with a dot. I.e.,
>  >              1. This is the first section
>   what are (the) possible rules that are to be covered by such a
> syntax?
> For this reason i would welcome any selection of rules or conventions
> that you can think of, please send them with reference to the language(s)
> they apply to.

I just want to point out that Markus Kohm and I have devoloped a quite
flexible interface for handling various chapter headings. Please take a
look into the KOMA-script package and read the section about
internationalization in the docs (either in English or in German).