Re: Hexadecimal characters.

From: David Starner (
Date: Thu Jun 20 2002 - 06:00:05 EDT

At 03:03 AM 6/20/02 -0400, Tom Finch wrote:
>I wish to propose sixteen consecutive digits for the purpose of displaying
>hexadecimal values. [...] Has this been considered?

I seem to recall that it has. The problem is, they're just new copies of
old characters. An A used in hexadecimal notation is just an A. Besides the
problem with normalization, you have the problem with all look-alike
characters - people won't use them consistently. Even if this got adopted,
99% of time you looked at hexadecimal numbers, they would be in plain old
ASCII, so you don't really gain anything but confusion. It's a no-go.

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