Re: Mayan numerals

From: Michael Everson <>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 14:36:34 +0100

On 21 Sep 2012, at 12:04, David Starner wrote:

>> Why? Does Finland think that it makes sense to encode a tiny subset of a complex writing system, even though the complexities of that writing system in terms of character encoding have not been fully explored, and the interaction of that tiny subset with the rest of the writing system is unknown?
> They're in use with known semantics and interactions.

Do you know what their interactions are with other characters in their native writing system?

> They're no longer necessarily connected to that complex writing system,

They are if they are expected to be used with it.

> any more then we had to encode Arabic at the same time we encoded Arabic numerals.

Neither Arabic-Indic digits ٠١٢٣٤٥٦٧٨٩ nor European digits 0123456789 interact with the other characters they are used with in complex ways.

Michael Everson *
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