Counting rods alternate forms
rscook at unicode.org
Wed Aug 17 13:15:02 CDT 2016
On Aug 13, 2016, at 2:06 PM, eduardo marin <nobody_uses at outlook.com> wrote:
> 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,
〤[U+3024] 〥[U+3025] 〩[U+3029]
> 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
> 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.
More information about the Unicode