RE: Hexadecimal in many scripts (ISO 14755)

From: Addison Phillips (
Date: Mon Jun 07 1999 - 20:55:07 EDT

I know. But we're talking about ease of entry here and I'm just blowing some ideas around. Hex makes more sense for every OTHER application. However, there are no hex keypads and hex touch typing (especially if we expect to chord it with AltGr or Ctrl) is going to be tough.


-----Original Message-----
From: John Cowan []
Sent: Monday, June 07, 1999 9:10 AM
To: Unicode List
Subject: Re: Hexadecimal in many scripts (ISO 14755)

Addison Phillips wrote:

> The decimal value is probably better than hex for human entry anyway:

However, readily available tables and books universally use the
hex values; indeed, a hex mode was added to XML/SGML for this
very reason. It is easy to find out that LAO DIGIT ZERO is "໐"
by mere table lookup; discovering that it is "໐" is the hard

John Cowan
        You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn.
        You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn.
                Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)

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