From: Peter Kirk (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Apr 28 2004 - 14:52:57 EDT
On 28/04/2004 11:41, email@example.com wrote:
>Peter Kirk scripsit:
>>Not true, I think. I understand the Arabs and Persians write their
>>numbers in opposite orders, I can't remember which is which.
>The evidence on the list is that persophones write numbers by
>skipping the right amount of space to the right and then writing the
>number L2R and most significant digit first. We have heard rumors of
>arabophones writing numbers R2L and least significant digit first, but
>no one has stepped forward to say that that is how they personally do it.
>In any case, Unicode encodes all numbers most significant digit first, and
>there is no case of digits written L2R and least significant digit first.
Well, unless anyone can provide any evidence to the contrary, we may as
well assume that the Elves do the same as the Persians, except mirrored.
And so we can encode Tengwar numbers most significant digit first but
with RTL bidi properties.
-- Peter Kirk firstname.lastname@example.org (personal) email@example.com (work) http://www.qaya.org/
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