**From:** Jill Ramonsky (*Jill.Ramonsky@Aculab.com*)

**Date:** Tue Nov 11 2003 - 07:42:31 EST

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Thanks for your highly constructive email. I'd be quite happy then to

support the addition of just one single new Unicode character then

(instead of six) - as in your ligature idea, which above I called DIGIT

COMBINING LIGATURE. This would seem to solve everything (pending your

answer to my proviso).

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Actually, a PLUS TEN modifier would do the job just as well, and in

fewer characters. So hex thirteen could be (U+0033, PLUS_TEN). (I think

you suggested that first, but I wasn't paying close enough attention and

missed it).

This doesn't actually close the door to radix-64 altogether - it just

means that digit 42 would have to be represented as (U+0032, PLUS_TEN,

PLUS_TEN, PLUS_TEN, PLUS_TEN). I don't know if modifiers are allowed to

combine like that, but (1) it's really only radix sixteen I'm interested

in anyway, and (2) if it doesn't work then DIGIT COMBINING LIGATURE is

still a good idea.

Jill

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