On Mon, 30 Oct 2000, Michael (michka) Kaplan wrote:
> Most of this happens to be in the Windows NLS database. See GetLocaleInfo in
> MSDN for details:
> Or more specifically, LCTypes like LOCALE_SGROUPING for this function,
> listed at
> a new book on internationalization in VB at
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <Ayers>; "Mike" <Mike_Ayers@bmc.com>
> To: "Unicode List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Monday, October 30, 2000 10:19 AM
> Subject: Number separators
> > I discovered this weekend that Chinese, despite grouping large
> > numbers by ten thousands (I think I'm explaining this poorly - what I mean
> > is that the chinese language has numbers representing nx10^4, as opposed
> > the nx10^3 used in english), write their digits with comma separators
> > 3 digits, apparently having learned this from the same place they got the
> > digits themselves.
> > I am aware that there are European languages (swiss and italian?)
> > that group four digits, and am reasonably sure that japanese does.
> > Before I go on a wild web search, does anyone know if there already
> > exists a collection of information on the numbering systems of various
> > languages, including the natural language ordering of the numbers, the
> > grouping size, and the digit group separator character? Since this is for
> > informational purposes, I don't need code, just examples.
> > TiA,
> > /"\ /|/|ike /+yers
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Tuesday, October 31, 2000
You probably should check out what's done in India. The call hundred
thousands "crores" and have a name I don't recall for tens of millions.
I don't recall how they punctuate them but think it's not in triplets as
is done in the U.S.
Jim Agenbroad ( jage@LOC.gov )
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