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CLDR Ticket #8127(closed: as-designed)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

Why CLDR refer western arabic numbers [0-9] as Latin?

Reported by: tingan87@… Owned by: anybody
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I wonder why you guys refer western arabic numbers [0-9] as latin numbers? I'm currently writing an article about i18n. Would be good to know why you guys are referring them as latin numbers?


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comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by emmons

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to as-designed

The term "Latin" numbers comes from their placement with the "Latin" script in Unicode. Although the formal name for the digits 0-9 is "Arabic" digits, this often causes confusion with the "Arabic Indic" digits that are often used in Arabic speaking countries. For all digits, in CLDR we try to use the script in which the digits appear in Unicode, which tends to be least confusing to people in general.

Hope this helps.


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