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Re: css3-lists: Coptic and Ionic Greek

From: Christos Cheretakis <xalkina@otenet.gr>
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 18:54:36 +0200
Message-ID: <3DF76DCC.8020304@otenet.gr>
To: Daniel Yacob <locales@geez.org>
CC: tsb-w3-style-0005@earth.li, www-style@w3.org

Daniel Yacob wrote:
>>Still trying to find details on the ancient greek systems.
> 
> 
> these pages I found were helpful for the Acrophonic and Milisean system:
> 
> http://www-gap.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/HistTopics/Greek_numbers.html
> 
> and
> 
> http://www.fargonasphere.com/piso/numcode.html

   Well, had some offline resources in mind... It's been a while... Did 
my research and here are the results!

   Ancient greek numbering is as follows:

ancient-greek:

  Ones         Tens         Hundreds
  1   U+03B1 | 10  U+03B9 | 100  U+03C1
  2   U+03B2 | 20  U+03BA | 200  U+03C3
  3   U+03B3 | 30  U+03BB | 300  U+03C4
  4   U+03B4 | 40  U+03BC | 400  U+03C5
  5   U+03B5 | 50  U+03BD | 500  U+03C6
  6   U+03DB | 60  U+03BE | 600  U+03C7
  7   U+03B6 | 70  U+03BF | 700  U+03C8
  8   U+03B7 | 80  U+03C0 | 800  U+03C9
  9   U+03B8 | 90  U+03DF | 900  U+03E1

   Numbers are followed by an apostrophe-like symbol, I guess that would
be U+0374 judging from its name in Unicode.

   The same letters are used for thousands, although there's a
low-apostrophe-like symbol preceding them. Again judging from its
Unicode name, that would be U+0375.

   Only lower-case letters were used, there was no upper-case numbering.

   The modern greek alphabet is missing three of those letters, namely
stigma (U+03DB), koppa (U+03DF) and sampi (U+03E1). The use of stigma
for 6 is replaced by the two letters sigma+tau. And there's an
upper-case numbering as well. Here are the respective tables, leaving
positions 90 & 900 empty

lower-modern-greek:

  Ones                Tens         Hundreds
  1   U+03B1        | 10  U+03B9 | 100  U+03C1
  2   U+03B2        | 20  U+03BA | 200  U+03C3
  3   U+03B3        | 30  U+03BB | 300  U+03C4
  4   U+03B4        | 40  U+03BC | 400  U+03C5
  5   U+03B5        | 50  U+03BD | 500  U+03C6
  6   U+03C3 U+03C4 | 60  U+03BE | 600  U+03C7
  7   U+03B6        | 70  U+03BF | 700  U+03C8
  8   U+03B7        | 80  U+03C0 | 800  U+03C9
  9   U+03B8        | 90         | 900

upper-modern-greek:

  Ones                Tens         Hundreds
  1   U+0391        | 10  U+0399 | 100  U+03A1
  2   U+0392        | 20  U+039A | 200  U+03A3
  3   U+0393        | 30  U+039B | 300  U+03A4
  4   U+0394        | 40  U+039C | 400  U+03A5
  5   U+0395        | 50  U+039D | 500  U+03A6
  6   U+03A3 U+03A4 | 60  U+039E | 600  U+03A7
  7   U+0396        | 70  U+039F | 700  U+03A8
  8   U+0397        | 80  U+03A0 | 800  U+03A9
  9   U+0398        | 90         | 900

The numbering schemes named lower-greek & upper-greek in the draft are
not used (and not even useful) in modern greek. Please, do not invent
them for us!

> /Daniel
> 
> 

	C/

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