Re: Numbers in Marathi

From: Nitin Nimkar (
Date: Fri Feb 27 2009 - 23:33:30 CST

Thanks Murray for the reply.

I am using Windows XP and even if I select Marathi as a Language options, I get the numbers in Roman even in that panel. I get Currency Symbol changed to Rupees in Marathi, Date in Marathi but all numbers are in Roman.



From: Murray Sargent <>
To: Nitin Nimkar <>
Cc: "" <>
Sent: Saturday, February 28, 2009 12:18:55 AM
Subject: RE: Numbers in Marathi

You might want to enable context or national digit substitution.
Check it out on Vista using Control Panel/Regional and Language Options/Customize
Regional Options/Use native digits. These options allow ASCII digits to be
displayed using localized digits instead even in NotePad. If you always want
Marathi numbers to be displayed, use the Unicode Marathi digits instead of
ASCII digits.
[] 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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