Re: Hexadecimal characters.

From: Avarangal (
Date: Thu Jun 20 2002 - 05:12:56 EDT

Long time ago I raised this matter in this forum. Hope you will go through
filling the proposal forms, etc...

In addition to your reasons, hex code code points need to be established but
not the character shapes. All languages may not need to use the 0-9 and a-f
shapes. But need to use the same code points.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Finch" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2002 8:03 AM
Subject: Hexadecimal characters.

> I wish to propose sixteen consecutive digits for the purpose of displaying
hexadecimal values. The usefulness of this is very obvious--it would be
extensively used in the unicode spec itself! Since the current digits are
surrounded in the carry-over with ASCII, it is easier to just make sixteen
consecutive digits designated as hexadecimal. Plus this makes numbers with
hexadecimal characters unambiguously base sixteen. The glyph could be
something like a small h subscripted onto 0-9 and A-F, or other to be
determined. Has this been considered?
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