From: John H. Jenkins (
Date: Thu Dec 11 1997 - 15:05:50 EST

On 12/11/97 11:01 AM, Keld J|rn Simonsen ( wrote:

>A question about U3007 IDEOGRAPHIC NUMBER ZERO: Is this character used
>as a digit, and how wide is this use, if any?

Yes. It's used extensively in China, at least. It's possible to write
numerals using a Western-style place system and ideographs for the
individual digits (e.g., U+4E00 for a digit "1"). In such a case, it's
more common to see U+3007 for a digit "zero" than the ideograph for zero.

(Dates such as year numbers tend to do this a lot.)

John H. Jenkins

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