From: Philippe Verdy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Nov 11 2003 - 11:17:50 EST
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
> > means that digit 42 would have to be represented as (U+0032, PLUS_TEN,
> > PLUS_TEN, PLUS_TEN, PLUS_TEN).
> XXXXII? :)
" XXXXII " probably won't work as is: how do you create strings of digits
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
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
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