Re: Digit names; hex characters?

Date: Wed May 24 2000 - 05:41:36 EDT

Hmmmmm.. Looking at this procedure as a whole, should the Hebrew
Character Aleph be designated "HEBREW DIGIT NINE" or "HEBREW HEXIDECIMAL
DIGIT F," or maybe better in the context Aleph is used for digit one in
decimal, "HEBREW BINARY DIGIT ONE," all ordered right to left, of

Antoine Leca wrote:
> Robert Lozyniak wrote:
> >
> > Should we have characters called "HEXADECIMAL DIGIT TEN" thru "FIFTEEN"?
> > This would be so I can see them written as A thru F, a Greek or Russian
> > would see them in her letters, etc.
> Please, can you tell me what should be the glyph for HEXADECIMAL DIGIT FIFTEEN
> in a Greek context? digamma? stigma? even if both do not currently appear
> in Greek fonts... Or using the plain old Greek numeral scheme, which will
> be to use iota-epsilon?
> I am sure similar problems can occur with collating orders of Cyrillic,
> depending of the language).
> And in Arabic (and perhaps Hebrew) context, should these >9 digits be ordered
> from left to right, or from right to left?
> Can of worms, can of worms...
> Antoine

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