RE: Numbers in Marathi

From: Murray Sargent (
Date: Sun Mar 01 2009 - 21:40:47 CST

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    You didn't mention that you had selected digit substitution. You need to do this to see Devanagari digits (U+0996..U+099F) instead of ASCII digits. On Windows XP go to Control Panel/Regional and Language Options/Customize Regional Options/Advanced/Digit substitution and select National.


    From: Nitin Nimkar []
    Sent: Friday, February 27, 2009 9:34 PM
    To: Murray Sargent
    Subject: Re: Numbers in Marathi

    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.


    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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