Re: (posix 3411) (i18n.418) 3007 IDEOGRAPHIC NUMBER ZERO

From: Jungshik Shin (
Date: Sat Dec 13 1997 - 14:13:13 EST

On Fri, 12 Dec 1997, NUMATA Toshinori wrote:

> In the message as of Dec 11 19:32,
> (Keld J|rn Simonsen) writes:
> > A question about U3007 IDEOGRAPHIC NUMBER ZERO: Is this character used
> > as a digit, and how wide is this use, if any?
> In Japan, it is used when expressing numbers of several digits, such as
> 4-digit year numbers and telephone numbers, in vertically written text
> combined with other ideographic numbers. For example, the first year
> of the 21st century can be written as follows:
> U4E8C U3007 U3007 U4E00 U5E74
> two zero zero one year

  The same is true of old-fashioned Korean text written vertically.
These days in Korea horizontal writting is so predominant that it's very
hard if not impossible to find vertically written text even on
conservative newspapers which had resisted horizontal writting very
long. US-ASCII digits are used exclusively in horizontally written

   Jungshik Shin

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