From: Mark Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Nov 25 2003 - 14:10:28 EST
The fields are the way they are for backwards compatibility. If you look at the UCD.html, you will see that the actual properties are separated:
I'd like to remind people again that you should read the documentation in UCD.html before trying to make sense of the raw data files.
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----- Original Message -----
From: Arcane Jill
Sent: Tue, 2003 Nov 25 02:42
Subject: RE: numeric properties of Nl characters in the UCD
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 suffice.
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 [mailto:email@example.com]
> 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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