Re: Hexadecimal in many scripts (ISO 14755)

Date: Thu Jun 10 1999 - 17:41:50 EDT

>[Alain] A point that you might have missed: the standard ISO/IEC 14755 is a
published de jure standard, not one under development. Localizing hex is an
option if the Latin script is *not* used... It is simply said but it also means
that it is not mandating any implementer to go beyond the Latin script if the
Latin script is used and if no user demands hex localization.

In Markus Kuhn's original message in this thread, he said the following
(emphasis added):

>Hexadecimal numbers use the first 6 digits of the Latin alphabet to represent
digit values 10-15. ISO 14755 specifies a fall-back hexadecimal keyboard entry
method that allows to enter all Unicode characters on any keyboard, and **it
requires that the first 6 letters of whatever alphabet is represented on that
keyboard are also accepted as hexadecimal digits 10-15**.

He went on to inquire what those 6 letters should be for various scripts. I got
the impression from this that this was being incorporated into the standard.
Since I understand now that this whole discussion revolves around one
individual's implementation, and not anything to be standardised, I will pursue
it no further.

Thanks for the clarification.


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