Re: Hexadecimal

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Sat Aug 16 2003 - 22:03:09 EDT

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    Adam Twardoch <list dot adam at twardoch dot com> wrote:

    > Seriously: since no writing system "natively" uses hexadecimal digits
    > (except for a bunch of crazy programmers), there is no reason encoding
    > them.

    For an example of a constructed, and NOT AT ALL widely used, writing
    system that does include native support for hexadecimal numbers, see:

    Tengwar, which is much more widely used and respected, has native
    support for base-12 numbers:

    And of course there are "real" writing systems such as Tibetan and
    Ethiopic which do include numerals other than 0 through 9.

    -Doug Ewell
     Fullerton, California

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