Re: Persian counter styles

From: Khaled Hosny <>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:12:23 +0200

On Feb 26, 2015 2:41 AM, "Shervin Afshar" <> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 11:04 AM, Khaled Hosny <>
>> I don’t know about Persian, but in Arabic isolated Heh is not used in
>> math or lists is it can be confused with Arabic-Indic digit five, and
>> instead it is always used in initial form in such situations.
> I don't believe that the potential confusability between Arabic-Indic
digit five and stand-alone Heh implies that it should not be used in
writing math.

I only stated that it is not used (i.e. The current practice) whether it
should or shouldn't be used is up to the mathematicians who write that math
(and for one, the Arabic Mathematical Alphabetic block does not have an
isolated Heh, though its place is reserved).


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