Re: numeric properties of Nl characters in the UCD

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Thu Nov 27 2003 - 12:08:08 EST

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    Arcane Jill <arcanejill at ramonsky dot com> wrote:

    > This being so, it is possible that the (misnamed) property "decimal
    > digit" should also apply to Ewellic hex digits. They're not radix ten,
    > but that's not what "decimal digit" means anyway.

    Of course it is. The word "decimal" ultimately derives from the Latin
    "decem," meaning "ten."

    All these terms, and probably more, have been used to describe a base-n
    positional number system:

    binary = 2
    ternary = 3
    quaternary = 4
    octal = 8
    decimal = 10
    duodecimal = 12
    hexadecimal = 16

    -Doug Ewell
     Fullerton, California

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