Re: Ethiopic numbers (was RE: Unicode Public Review Issues update)

From: Jungshik Shin (
Date: Fri Nov 28 2003 - 15:34:09 EST

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    On Fri, 28 Nov 2003, Peter Constable wrote:

    > > 26 Update properties for Ethiopic and Tamil non-decimal digits
    > > 2003.01.27 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. We have
    > > gotten feedback that this is the not the case for Ethiopic or Tamil.
    > > Details

    > PRI#26: It is my understanding that Ethiopic numerals do not use a
    > decimal radix.

    > Most sources describing Ethiopic script will list the characters
    > representing tens, 100 and 10000. The existence of these characters,
    > which are not combinations made from sequences of digits for 0 - 9,
    > already indicates that this is not a decimal-radix system.

    Thank you for providing many useful and interesting links.

    FYI, three list styles for Ethiopic scripts were implemented in Mozilla
    a long time ago. One of them was Ethiopic numeric list style. All three
    styles are in CSS3 draft.

    BTW, isn't this covered in TUS 3.0 section 11.1 as well as in
    TUS 4.0 section 12.1 (p. 323 - p. 324) ?


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