**From:** Philippe Verdy (*verdy_p@wanadoo.fr*)

**Date:** Tue Nov 11 2003 - 11:17:50 EST

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From: <jon@hackcraft.net>

To: <unicode@unicode.org>

Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2003 2:49 PM

Subject: RE: Hexadecimal digits?

*> > This doesn't actually close the door to radix-64 altogether - it just
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*> > means that digit 42 would have to be represented as (U+0032, PLUS_TEN,
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*> > PLUS_TEN, PLUS_TEN, PLUS_TEN).
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*> XXXXII? :)
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" 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

<42,0,10>...

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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