From: Martin J. Dürst (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Jul 29 2010 - 00:13:59 CDT
On 2010/07/29 13:33, karl williamson wrote:
> Asmus Freytag wrote:
>> On 7/25/2010 6:05 PM, Martin J. Dürst wrote:
>>> Well, there actually is such a script, namely Han. The digits (一、
>>> 二、三、四、五、六、七、八、九、〇) are used both as letters and as
>>> decimal place-value digits, and they are scattered widely, and of
>>> course there are is a lot of modern living practice.
>> The situation is worse than you indicate, because the same characters
>> are also used as elements in a system that doesn't use place-value,
>> but uses special characters to show powers of 10.
> Is it the case that a sequence of just these characters, without any
> intervening characters, and not adjacent to the special characters you
> mention always mean a place-value decimal number?
No. Sequences of numeric Kanji are also used in names and word-plays,
and as sequences of individual small numbers.
But the same applies to our digits. A very simple example is to use them
as a ruler in plain text:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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