From: Peter Kirk (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Jan 10 2004 - 12:31:53 EST
On 10/01/2004 07:25, Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
> 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?
Sounds like the numerals on my bank statements, except the other way
round. But I don't think that would justify encoding as separate
characters red negative Arabic digits, or red positive Chinese rod digits.
-- Peter Kirk email@example.com (personal) firstname.lastname@example.org (work) http://www.qaya.org/
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