Re: Encoding of Numbers Composed of Decimal Digits (General Category of Nd)

From: Mark Davis ☕ <>
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2012 09:22:37 -0700

We don't have that as a policy ( It's
worth proposing via the feedback form, because that is the expectation.

Mark <>
*— Il meglio è l’inimico del bene —*

On Sat, Apr 28, 2012 at 05:18, Richard Wordingham <> wrote:

> Is it anywhere stated as policy that numbers written by a string of
> decimal digits will be encoded with the most significant digit first in
> storage order? I couldn't find it stated anywhere.
> As positional notation only seems to have been invented and propagated
> once or twice (Babylonian and Indian inventions), it is perhaps not
> surprising that almost all decimal positional systems have the most
> significant digit on the left, and so the digits have Bidi classes EN,
> AN or L. The one exception is the N'ko script, and consequently its
> digits have the Bidi class R. (I can't guarantee that this is the
> reason that led to their Bidi class.)
> Richard.
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