Re: Tally marks (was: Re: missing symbol?)

From: Philippe Verdy (
Date: Sun Feb 11 2007 - 22:23:51 CST

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    From: "Doug Ewell" <>
    > You write it as <0049, 0049, 0049, 0049>. The Roman numerals in the
    > U+2100 block that have compatibility decompositions are there only for
    > round-tripping with legacy charsets, and should not be used in new text.
    > This is a commonly misunderstood point.

    Is your remark valid too for the less common roman numerals like reversed c, special thousand ("squared bridge diacritic" which really looks like counting rods), or five thousand? It may be true for the basic set of Roman letters that should not be distinct from Latin letters, but other numeral forms and diacritic forms are not encable as the normal latin letters.

    i could not also the derived counting rods used in the game of the hangman (the hangman represents every digit between 0 and 9, i think this is not a coincidence, and the game was created to show to children the interest of counting throw written symbols...

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