Re: Hexadecimal digits?

From: Philippe Verdy (
Date: Tue Nov 11 2003 - 11:17:50 EST

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    > > 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,
    > XXXXII? :)

    " XXXXII " probably won't work as is: how do you create strings of digits
    (i.e. numbers)?

    But " XL2 " would work (using roman numeral as prefixes, and decimal
    numerals to terminate every digit): "XL20X0" then means the three digits
    sequence <42,0,10>, but " XL20X " is defective on the last digit.

    Personnally I will easier something coded with a superscript leading decimal
    number to explicitly encode the number of tens to add to the final decimal
    digit glyph, where " ⁴20¹0 " also means the three digits sequence

    In addition it does not require encoding an infinite number of digits... And
    there's no need of external markup to fix the semantic of digits in a
    natural sort.

    If one wants to align digits in a table with figure-width spacing, then he
    can use a monospaced font to render the string "⁴2⁰0¹0" where each pair of
    characters can become a single glyph in that font, possibly also with
    ligation effects...

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