RE: Numbers in Marathi

From: Tex Texin (
Date: Fri Feb 27 2009 - 01:35:30 CST

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    You probably need php 5.2.4 or newer and the PECL INTL package.




    I haven't tried Marathi with PHP myself, but as PHP leverages IBM ICU for
    date format, if ICU supports it, then PHP will.


    With PHP you may need to be a bit careful with combining characters as well.


    For more details of PHP support, the PHP international mailing list will be
    more helpful than this one.






    From: Nitin Nimkar []
    Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2009 11:25 PM
    To: Tex Texin;
    Subject: Re: Numbers in Marathi


    Dear Tex,

    Thank you very much for taking time to respond. I am using PHP 5 and MySQL 5





    From: Tex Texin <>
    To: Nitin Nimkar <>;
    Sent: Friday, February 27, 2009 12:35:41 PM
    Subject: RE: Numbers in Marathi

    You don?t say which version of php you are using, which can make a
    difference as support for locales is relatively new in php.


    The place to start with PHP support would be the PHP Unicode and
    internationalization mail list.

    You can find pointers to the archive and mailing list here:





    From: [] On
    Behalf Of Nitin Nimkar
    Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2009 9:20 PM
    Subject: Numbers in Marathi


    Dear Sir,

    Marathi is a Unicode compliant language. However, when we type Numbers in
    this language they appear in Roman in some programs like Notepad on Widnows,
    while in some they appear in Marathi. If we are programming in PHP, for
    example for date, then input given in Marathi numbers like 09/15/2009 or
    15/09/2009 is not validated, however if we give the same date in Roman, it
    is validated without any change in the program. By this I infer that Marathi
    Numbers are not recognized as numbers.

    Marathi Numbers appear in UNICODE table from 0966 to 096F

    How to solve this problem.


    Nitin Nimkar



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