Re: Hexadecimal characters.

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Thu Jun 20 2002 - 18:34:55 EDT

At 15:03 -0700 2002-06-20, Kenneth Whistler wrote:

>In any case, I wonder if Tom could explain what is special about
>hexadecimal expressed with "0".."9", "A".."F", as opposed to
>any other base numeric system that might be in widespread use,
>(duodecimal and vigesimal come to mind) which would lead to a
>particular argument that it should be encoded with a distinct set
>of characters.

Actually I heard once that there were duodecimal digits (hm for the
six-fingered I guess) for 11 and 12 out there somewhere that somebody
was mulling over proposing.

Michael Everson *** Everson Typography ***

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