From: Curtis Clark (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Jan 12 2004 - 21:41:45 EST
on 2004-01-12 17:45 Kenneth Whistler wrote:
> The obvious precedent for a set of numerals like this are the Aegean
> numerals, U+10107..U+10118, which are also quite obviously derived
> from layouts of tallying sticks, and which have a units set 1-9
> and a tens set 10-90 oriented at right angles to the 1-9 set. But
> the Aegean system used other counters for 100 and up, so there is
> not a problem of alternating values.
And historical examples of the Aegean numbers exist *primarily* (if not
exclusively?) in written form, on clay tablets.
-- Curtis Clark http://www.csupomona.edu/~jcclark/ Mockingbird Font Works http://www.mockfont.com/
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