Re: Roman numerals

From: James Kass (
Date: Sun Nov 25 2007 - 08:33:35 CST

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    Roman numerals originated from Etruscan symbols. There's an
    interesting Wikipedia article about it at:

    Jukka K. Korpela has politely and patiently explained the situation
    concerning Roman numerals.

    Some people make distinctions between Roman numerals and
    Latin uppercase letters, and I'm one of them.

    I was taught, way back in elementary school, to write Roman
    numerals with connecting bars above and below. Those bars
    distinguish the numerals from letters.

    When I designed glyphs for Roman numerals, I incorporated
    that notion into the design.

    So, when I want to represent a Roman numeral in plain text,
    I will use the Unicode Roman numeral characters for doing so.

    Best regards,

    James Kass

    P.S. - In my opinion, lowercase Latin letters aren't proper Roman
    numerals at all. So, I strongly discourage people from using lowercase
    letters to represent Roman numerals. (But, don't let that stop you
    if you are so inclined. <emoticon>)

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