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Well, for that matter, all Germanic and Romance languages have the

least-digit-first order in most numbers 11 to 19, examples:

- English 13 to 19: thir+teen [3+10], four+teen [4+10], fif+teen [5+10],

six+teen [6+10], seven+teen [7+10], eigh+teen [8+10], nine+teen [9+10].

- Italian 11 to 16: un+dici [1+10], do+dici [2+10], tre+dici [3+10],

quattor+dici [4+10], quin+dici [5+10], se+dici [6+10] (then the sequence

reverts: dicia+ssette [10+7], dici+otto [10+8], dicia+nnove [10+9]).

But, sorry, I didn't understand the *official* answer to what I regard as

the essence of Chookij's question:

If a text file contains, in this order:

U+0661 ARABIC-INDIC DIGIT ONE

U+0662 ARABIC-INDIC DIGIT TWO

U+0663 ARABIC-INDIC DIGIT THREE

What is the numerical value of the number: "one-hundred-twenty-three" or

"three-hundreds-twenty-one"?

And, similarly, if a text file contains, in this order:

U+06F1 EXTENDED ARABIC-INDIC DIGIT ONE

U+06F2 EXTENDED ARABIC-INDIC DIGIT TWO

U+06F3 EXTENDED ARABIC-INDIC DIGIT THREE

What is the numerical value of the number: "one-hundred-twenty-three" or

"three-hundreds-twenty-one"?

Regards.

Marco

*> -----Original Message-----
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*> From: Birger Langkjer [SMTP:birger.langkjer@image.dk]
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*> Sent: 1999 November 02, Tuesday 01.38
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*> To: Unicode List
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*> Subject: RE: arabic number in bidi algorithm
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*> Den man, 01 nov 1999 skrev du:
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*> > Gregg Reynolds wrote:
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*> >
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*> > >The difference I mentioned above is that in (modern) Arabic the last
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*> two
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*> > digits
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*> > (tens and ones) are enunciated ones first, then tens. So "1987" is
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*> > verbalized as
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*> > "one thousand and nine hundred and seven and eighty".
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*> >
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*> > Not only Arabic. Most Germanic languages also.
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*>
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*> Danish: nittenhundredesyvogfirs = nineteenhundrethsevenandeighty
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*>
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*> or alternatively:
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*> ettusindnihundredesyvogfirs = onethousandninehundredsevenandeighty
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*>
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*> --
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*> Med venlig hilsen/Best regards
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*> Birger Langkjer
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*> http://members.xoom.com/langkjer
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