"Reynolds, Gregg" wrote:
> Arabic numeric forms whose meaning is numeric are written left-to-right.
Question: I have never known how to construe this. I assume it means
that the most significant digit appears on the left and the least significant
digit appears on the right, just as with European numbers.
1) In the Unicode character stream, which digit appears first, the most
significant or the least significant?
2) When rendering character-by-character (such as when writing by hand),
which digit is rendered first, the most significant or the least significant?
In case my questions are not clear, I will say that for European digits
the answer is "the most significant digit" to both questions: we
represent "500" in a data stream as "5" followed by "0" followed by "0",
and we render it the same way.
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