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Re: International numbering styles

From: Jonathan Rosenne <rosenne@netvision.net.il>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 1998 07:23:33 +0200
Message-Id: <3.0.5.32.19980123072333.007e1100@mail.netvision.net.il>
To: "Martin J. Duerst" <duerst@w3.org>
Cc: Bert Bos <Bert.Bos@sophia.inria.fr>, www-international@w3.org
At 08:11 22/01/98 +0900, Martin J. Duerst wrote:
>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,...?

The scheme is in common use, more common than Roman numbering in English. 

The scheme is implemented in most Hebrew word processors, including MS Word.

Jonathan
Received on Friday, 23 January 1998 00:31:46 GMT

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