Re: Chinese rod numerals

From: Elliotte Rusty Harold (
Date: Sat Jan 10 2004 - 10:25:29 EST

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    One very interesting thing I noted on the page:

    Negative numbers were usually represented using distinguisable
    features like color. Positive rods were usually colored red while
    negative rods were usually colored black.

    Wasn't there a really long thread not very long ago about whether
    color was ever a distinguishing characteristic of two otherwise
    identical characters?

       Elliotte Rusty Harold
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