From: Julian Bradfield (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Jan 29 2009 - 10:28:46 CST
On 2009-01-29, Richard Ishida <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 1. is 7000 expressed as Ւ U+0552 or ՈՒ U+0548 U+0552 ?
According to Sanjian's article in Daniels & Bright "The World's
Writing Systems", 7000 is Ւ. The digraph ՈՒ "iw" represents the vowel
[u], and there is no suggestion that it has any numeric value.
I suspect that omniglot.com is the source of the confusion - it
may have mistaken dialectal differences in the linguistic use
of the alphabet for actual differences in the alphabet.
> 2. is an appropriate default for 'armenian' upper- or lowercase?
Sanjian doesn't comment. A look at the Armenian Government website
suggests the appropriate default is normal western numerals;-)
Is there any suggestion that use of letters as numerals is not merely
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