**From:** Hans Aberg (*haberg-1@telia.com*)

**Date:** Wed Mar 09 2011 - 05:42:02 CST

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On 9 Mar 2011, at 12:18, André Szabolcs Szelp wrote:

*>> {{14},{314},{191}}₃₆₀
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*>>> thus further proving that existing Unicode characters, without markup,
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*>>> are sufficient.
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*>> One might, more succinctly, use ":" as separator, in view of that is already in use in the case of time for hours, minutes and seconds, like in 25:31:37.348 = 25:31:37₆₀.348₁₀ = 1:01₂₄:31:37₆₀.348₁₀ when the base changes to count days and fractions. The example above then becomes:
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*>> 14:314:191₃₆₀
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*> ... or even ".", in view of that it is in use in the case of the
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*> Meso-American Long Count Calendar (scientific notation), successfully
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*> employed even with mixed base (like with time data), based on a common
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*> convention. ;-)
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Dots are also used for IPv4, but it becomes ambiguous if one needs a fractional part.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPv4

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesoamerican_Long_Count_calendar

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