# RE: Arabic number in bidi algorithm

From: Marco.Cimarosti@icl.com
Date: Tue Nov 02 1999 - 07:07:26 EST

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

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