Re: Lowercase numerals

From: John Cowan (
Date: Fri Nov 22 2002 - 06:20:54 EST

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    Doug Ewell scripsit:

    > Roman numerals should be encoded using the letters in the basic Latin
    > alphabet (upper- or lower-case). The only reason to use the characters
    > in the range U+2160 - U+217F is to maintain compatibility with East
    > Asian legacy standards.

    They might also see plausible use in palaeographic text; a font tuned
    for Archaic Latin should presumably display U as V and J as I, and
    the Roman numerals in their archaic forms.

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