From: Benjamin Peterson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Jul 06 2003 - 19:01:00 EDT
On Sun, 06 Jul 2003 16:39:48 -0400, "Tex Texin" <email@example.com> said:
> When writing out Japanese numbers a different character is used for every
> that is a power of 10,000:
> man oku chou kei gai jo jou ...
> Apparently JIS didn't have a character for jo. It looks something like
> pair: U+79BE U+4E88.
The original chinese character for 10**24 consisted of U+79be on the left
(i.e. bushu 115, 'nogi') and U+5e02 on the right. In Japanese, the right
hand part seems to have changed into a U+4e88, although there are three
other rare variants. The U+5e02/U+4e88 character is not in JIS, a
distinction shared by many useful kanji.
> (I am trying to correct the table at
> http://www.XenCraft.com/resources/multi-currency.html#ja-count )
I don't really know anything about this, but... the character given in
this table for 10**20 (U+8a72), although it is often used for 10**20,
should really be a U+5793, shouldn't it? The left hand side was
originally 0x961c (i.e. left side B radical). I think U+5793 should at
least be offered as an alternative; they seem to occur about equally
often in google.
This page collects together the sets of number kanji from various
...and this one lists 'jo' variants...
-- Benjamin Peterson firstname.lastname@example.org
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