Re: Octal

From: John H. Jenkins (jenkins@apple.com)
Date: Mon Jun 07 2010 - 14:55:52 CDT

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    For me, the biggest advantage for octal is that you can still count easily on your fingers. (And yes, I do count on my fingers. I also still use a slide rule and have been known to do long division in Roman numerals.)

    On Jun 5, 2010, at 11:16 AM, Jonathan Rosenne wrote:

    > When I started using computers we used octal, so I suggest new characters for the octal digits 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
    >
    > BTW, octal has all the benefits claimed for hexadecimal with the advantage that it is much simpler.
    >
    > Jony
    >
    > From: unicode-bounce@unicode.org [mailto:unicode-bounce@unicode.org] On Behalf Of Peter Constable
    > Sent: Saturday, June 05, 2010 6:45 PM
    > To: Unicode Discussion
    > Subject: base-9 digits
    >
    > Can we please encode new characters for base-9 digits 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8?
    >
    >
    >
    > Peter

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    John H. Jenkins
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