RE: Hexadecimal character entry (ISO 14755)

From: Addison Phillips (
Date: Mon Jun 07 1999 - 20:57:16 EDT

That was my point, actually. Everyone was focused on localizing the "first six letters", assuming that 0-9 are universal.


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From: John Cowan []
Sent: Monday, June 07, 1999 9:18 AM
To: Unicode List
Subject: Re: Hexadecimal character entry (ISO 14755)

Addison Phillips wrote:

> Localization of A-F makes no sense, though! We aren't talking about localizing 0-9 are we? Or have we all forgotten about the many different encodings of numbers than can be used?

Indeed, why not, and for the self-same reason. 0-9 have a somewhat
wider natural range than A-F, but Arabic doesn't use any of them.

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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