From: JFC Morfin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Jun 22 2007 - 08:38:53 CDT
Thank to everyone who commented. Very usefull.
I understand what you say: ask the math people. Seems quite
reasonable as no system has been devised yet.
Since I started investigated that issue I found several applications.
Also that bitridecimal - that Greek and Arabic cand support - and
quadrisextadecimal have a huge future in computers and natural
processors (nature seems to be quadrary?).
At 11:48 20/06/2007, Hans Aberg wrote:
>On 20 Jun 2007, at 04:00, JFC Morfin wrote:
>>>>>how do I write it in Greek or Arab characters.
>>>>Hans Aberg has replied:
>>>>>it seems that you somehow want to get hold of 26 Greek or Arab
>>>>>letters to do it.
>>>>Only that the Greek alphabet has less than 26 characters,
>>>>and it has a tradition of using particular letters as
>>>In the month since the first post, not much information has been
>>What do you want me to tell more? You perfectly describe the poblem.
>>For every alphabet with more than 26 characters - which to chose
>>For those with less, is there an existing or possible solution
>>already devised in other cases?
>It seems you are free to do whatever you want, as their likely is no
>standard usage :-). With Latin letters, for various n-base, one just
>add the first n - 10 letters to the digits 0-9. I think GMP <http://
>gmplib.org/> has some support for it. The ancient Greek used a
>different system; perhaps it was to use the first nine letters for
>1-9, the next nine for 10-90, the next nine for 100-900, and so on,
>starting over from the beginning whenever needed. The Babylonians and
>some Indians of America used base 60, I think. So there is nothing
>particular with base 36 from the historical point of view. I do not
>know why it is used in modern times. And others say hexadecimal
>numbers are not localized, making it unclear why one should do it
>with other n-base. There is a strong mathematical tradition to only
>use Latin and Greek letters, with a few exceptions. So math generally
>isn't localized, I think, in modern usage, at least not at the pro
> Hans Aberg
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