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Mark Leisher wrote:

*> Marco> If a text file contains, in this order: U+0661 ARABIC-INDIC DIGIT
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*> Marco> ONE U+0662 ARABIC-INDIC DIGIT TWO U+0663 ARABIC-INDIC DIGIT THREE
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*> Marco> What is the numerical value of the number?
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*> Marco> And, similarly, if a text file contains, in this order: U+06F1
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*> Marco> EXTENDED ARABIC-INDIC DIGIT ONE U+06F2 EXTENDED ARABIC-INDIC DIGIT
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*> Marco> TWO U+06F3 EXTENDED ARABIC-INDIC DIGIT THREE What is the numerical
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*> Marco> value of the number?
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*>
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*> In both cases, "one-hundred-twenty-three."
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Which has the advantage that a process wishing to interpret digit streams can

use the multiply-by-ten-and-add-the-next-digit algorithm as long as the digits

are of category Nd, without worrying about their BIDI category as well.

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