Re: Tibetan half digits

From: Rick McGowan (
Date: Wed Oct 23 1996 - 14:49:15 EDT

Michael --

The Tibetan half-numbers, from what I could gather speaking with the Tibetan
group who visited San Jose last year, have no "inherent" numerical value as
such. They represent subtracting 0.5 (or one-half) from the number in which
they appear as the last digit; as explained in the standard. Maybe that's not
clear enough.

For example a string like:
        digit-9 digit-8 halfdigit-3 (9, 8, /3)

represents the number
        nine hundred eighty two and five tenths
        nine hundred eighty two point five

I know nothing of the Bengali signs, sorry. Maybe someone else does.


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