From: Julian Bradfield (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Mar 09 2011 - 13:17:21 CST
On 2011-03-09, Peter Constable <email@example.com> wrote:
> From: David Starner [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>> I don't understand your message.
>> shows a page from a book on the duodecimal system that
>> uses two completely new characters for 10 and 11, that can
>> not be unified with any other characters in Unicode.
> If there are characters in established usage that are truly new and
> that cannot be unified with existing characters, then they can be
> considered for encoding. It's not clear to me that the characters on
> that page for ten and eleven satisfy those criteria. In particular,
> the character for ten appears to be nothing more than LATIN CAPITAL
> LETTER T. I can't tell what the letterform for eleven is--whether
> it's some kind of script l or a script-form ligature of e and l.
Not at all. The numeral for ten is clearly NOT a LATIN CAPITAL LETTER
T - rather, it's a symbol that has been designed to be reminiscent of
but distinct from a T (compare it with the Ts on the same page);
similarly the eleven symbol is a special sort that is like L but not
the same. This is explained on page 15: (duodecimal), which since the
OCR doesn't understand non-decimal page numbers is reached by going to
(decimal) page 15 in the jump to page box.
Of course, as it says, T and L can be used if you don't have the
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