RE: numeric properties of Nl characters in the UCD

From: Arcane Jill (
Date: Tue Nov 25 2003 - 05:42:09 EST

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    Actually, I don't understand why UnicodeData.txt has no less than
    /three/ different fields for numerical value anyway. I mean, it's not as
    though there exists EVEN A SINGLE CODEPOINT for which two or more of
    these fields exist and are defined differently from each other. One
    never sees, for example, a character for which "digit value" is 3 and
    "numeric value" is 4. It seems to me that one single numeric field would

    You may need a second field to establish what "kind" of number this is
    (decimal digit, whatever), but then maybe you could figure that out from
    the general category anyway.


    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Philippe Verdy []
    > Sent: Sunday, November 23, 2003 2:58 AM
    > To: Unicode@Unicode.Org
    > Subject: numeric properties of Nl characters in the UCD
    > I do understand why number letter characters with "Nl"
    > general category
    > don't have a "decimal value" property or a "integer value"
    > property, but why
    > they don't all have a "numeric value" property in the UCD.

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