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Re: International numbering styles

From: Martin J. Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 1998 08:11:23 +0900
Message-Id: <199801220305.MAA11976@sh.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
To: Jonathan Rosenne <rosenne@NetVision.net.il>, Bert Bos <Bert.Bos@sophia.inria.fr>
Cc: www-international@w3.org
At 13:54 98/01/09 +0200, Jonathan Rosenne wrote:
> In Hebrew we use an alphabetic numbering: Alef, Bet, ..., Tet, Yod, Yod
> Alef, Yod Bet, Yod Gimel, Yod Dalet, Tet Vav, Tet Zayin, Yod Zayin, Yod
> Het, Yod Tet, Kaf, Kaf Alef etc.
> 
> The 22 letters have numerical values, 1 to 9, 10 to 90, 100 to 400, and
> they are combined to provide the required value. It is straightforward,
> except for 15 and 16.

Very interesting. 15 is not 10+5, but 9+6 :-).

Is this scheme regularly used for numbering chapters, lists,...?


Regards,   Martin.
Received on Wednesday, 21 January 1998 22:06:36 GMT

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