From: Behnam (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Mar 14 2007 - 19:20:29 CST
On 14-Mar-07, at 8:32 PM, John Hudson wrote:
>> modern time, it was never displayed as 123...
>> In Arabic language it is displayed as you typed it and it is not
>> indic. Indic numeral have different shape for some numbers as ٤
>> ٥ ٦ which are shaped as ۴ ۵ ۶
> The latter are actually Persian, and only 'Indic' insofar as they
> were adopted, along with the Persian nas'taliq script, in the Urdu
> culture of the Mughal rulers of India. [There are, by the way, some
> further, Urdu-specific glyph variants of the Persian numerals.]
I always wondered why they are called Indic in Unicode!
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