Re: Synonyms in Unicode Terminology

From: Carl-Martin Bunz (
Date: Thu Jan 28 1999 - 09:48:13 EST

Karlsson Kent - keka schrieb:

> I don't think Roman *numbers* are in *any* way different
> for any other strictly positive whole numbers, 1,2,3,4,...
> Roman *numerals* however, is something very special, and
> very different from the (base ten, usually) positional numeral
> system commonly used today. A *number* is a mathematical
> entity, without any kind of shape or form. A *numeral*
> (a.k.a. number literal) is a way of expressing a number
> (uniquely) in a writing system(?) without involving
> arbitrary arithmetic expressions.

What you are correcting here is not what I intended to say but my
English expression - thank you! Of course I want to talk about

Best regards


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