That was my point, actually. Everyone was focused on localizing the "first six letters", assuming that 0-9 are universal.
From: John Cowan [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
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 http://www.ccil.org/~cowan email@example.com
You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn.
You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn.
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