Re: hexatridecimal internationalisation

From: JFC Morfin (
Date: Fri Jun 22 2007 - 08:38:53 CDT

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    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://
    >> 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
    >(technical) level.
    > Hans Aberg

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