Re: Modern Egyptian numbers? not Coptic....?

From: Mark E. Shoulson (
Date: Wed Jul 07 2004 - 15:03:26 CDT

  • Next message: E. Keown: "RE: Modern Egyptian numbers? not Coptic....?"

    Can you give us examples, what they looked like? Were they just the
    usual "Arabic" Arabic numerals? (Not to be confused with the "Western"
    Arabic numerals, 0123456789). The numerals used in most Arab countries
    are at U+0660 through U+0669.


    E. Keown wrote:

    > Elaine Keown
    > Tucson
    >I was in Egypt in 1995 for a bit. They had numbers I
    >don't know on the buses in Cairo etc.
    >Does anyone know if modern Egyptian numbers are
    >unique, or regional in North Africa or other? Are
    >they the 'real' Arabic numbers, and ours are medieval
    >and derivative?
    >I looked at the numeration systems in the recent final
    >Coptic proposal, but I saw nothing familiar
    >( ).
    >Thanks, Elaine
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