Re: Chinese rod numerals

From: Curtis Clark (
Date: Mon Jan 12 2004 - 21:41:45 EST

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    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        
    Mockingbird Font Works        

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