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Re: Developer digest, Vol 1 #83 - 1 msg
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- Subject: Re: Developer digest, Vol 1 #83 - 1 msg
- From: "Hatem Abdel-Wahab" <hatem at mtse dot com dot eg>
- Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 12:17:04 +0200
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Subject: Developer digest, Vol 1 #83 - 1 msg
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> 1. Re: Internal number storage (Roozbeh Pournader)
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> Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 02:08:56 +0330 (IRT)
> From: Roozbeh Pournader <roozbeh at sharif dot edu>
> To: developer at arabeyes dot org
> Subject: Re: Internal number storage
> Reply-To: developer at arabeyes dot org
> On Sun, 27 Jan 2002, Mohammed Elzubeir wrote:
> > I would like to note, that there is no such thing as European numerals.
> > only European numerals are the Roman numerals.
> > 0660-0669 are hindi numerals
> > 0030-0039 are Arabic numerals
> > The description of Arabic numerals as 'non-hindi' or 'european' is vague
> > and misleading. I know it's confusing, and we would like to call things
> > who is apparently making better use of, but that's not what they are
> > called.
> Sorry, I just came to this. The terms I use, is just a try for
> non-confusing terms. These are the terms used by Unicode. Quoting The
> Unicode Standard Version 3.0, page 191,
> The Unicode Standard includes both *Indic* digits (including forms used
> with different Indic scripts), *Arabic* digits (with forms used in most
> of the Arabic world), and *European* digits (now used internationally).
> Because of this decision, the traditional names could not be retained
> without confusion. In addition, there are two main variants of the
> digits---those used in Iran and Pakistan (here called *Eastern
> Arabic-Indic*) and those used in other parts of the Arabic world.
> [...] These names have been chosen to reduce the confusion involved in
> use of the decimal number forms. [...] as with the choice of any other
> names, they are meant to be unique distinguishing labels and should not
> viewed as favoring one culture over another.
> BTW, in Iran we call Unicode's "Eastern Arabic-Indic" digits "Persian"
> digits, and its "European" digits "Latin" ones.
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