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Re: Urgent call for clarification of Armenian numbering rules

From: Thomas Phinney <thomas.phinney@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 12:35:58 -0800
Message-ID: <f49ae6ac0901291235u73aed9f9sac1eb8b547db1671@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kent Karlsson <kent.karlsson14@comhem.se>
Cc: unicode@unicode.org, Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>, www-international@w3.org, kode@hotbox.ru, www-style@w3.org

More from Hrant Papazian on Armenuan numbering:

To distill things:

> 1. is 7000 expressed as Ւ U+0552  or ՈՒ U+0548 U+0552 ?

7000 should ideally be expressed as Ւ U+0552

> 2. is an appropriate default for 'armenian' upper- or lowercase?

Default to uppercase, but allow lc.

> 3. is the glyph that indicates values over 9,999 a circumflex or a line

My educated guess is something like U+055F
If a circumflex has ever been used, it's very rare.
And if I had to choose between a circumflex or a
bar I would choose the bar.

BTW, the use of U+0585 and U+0586 for 10,000
and 20,000 is not uncommon, but I would avoid it
for the reason that 30,000 etc doesn't exist, so it's
not a very elegant scheme. Some purists don't even
like to show U+0585 and U+0586 in the alphabet...
Received on Thursday, 29 January 2009 20:36:34 GMT

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