RE: Not all Arabics are created equal...

From: Roozbeh Pournader (
Date: Tue Jul 11 2000 - 11:10:06 EDT

On Mon, 10 Jul 2000, Gregg Reynolds wrote:

> I imagine this is pretty obvious so I
> won't belabor it. For the record, the Arabic language (Classical, spoken
> variety) has always accepted both LSD and MSD first verbalization of
> numbers. See Wright's Grammar, Book I paragraph 327 (page 259 in my
> edition).
> The only remedy I can see for this particular flaw in Unicode is the
> introduction of a codepoint to set or maybe swap the evaluation rule for
> number strings.

We have had this discussion here before. The only thing I want to say now:
even if you're right, this is only the case for the Arabic language, and
not other Arabic script using language like Persian.

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