From: Mark Davis (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Nov 27 2003 - 12:16:54 EST
In practice, the main divide is between decimal and anything else. The decimal
characters can be handled with a uniform piece of software when parsing and
formatting, everything else has to be special cased.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Arcane Jill" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thu, 2003 Nov 27 07:45
Subject: Decimal digit property - What's it for?
> It has been explained to me that the "decimal digit" property has the
> following meaning: "Decimal numbers are those using in decimal-radix
> number systems. In particular, the sequence of the ONE character
> followed by the TWO character is interpreted as having the value of twelve".
> What's the point of such a property?
> I mean, it's quite clearly ignored in sentences like "My phone number is
> 0044-1727-6000000", or "The codepoint of the space character is U+0020".
> What possible use could any mechanical algorithm make of the "decimal
> digit" property that it could not equally well make of the "digit" or
> "numeric" properties?
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