Counting rods alternate forms
nobody_uses at outlook.com
Sat Aug 13 16:06:48 CDT 2016
It is well known that the southern song style of counting rods, had different forms for the digits 4, 5 and 9 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Counting_rods , however currently there is no way to represent such forms, a proposal to add them would only occupy five code points, since number four is identical both vertical and horizontally.
Counting rods - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Counting_rods>
Counting rods represent digits by the number of rods, and the perpendicular rod represents five. To avoid confusion, vertical and horizontal forms are alternately used.
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