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FW: Urgent call for clarification of Armenian numbering rules

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2009 20:48:06 -0000
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Some additional comments forwarded with permission from Richard Youatt, Operations Manager, American University of Armenia Corporation and actively involved with Armenian standards issues for some years.

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Richard Ishida
Internationalization Lead
W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)

http://www.w3.org/International/
http://rishida.net/



-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Youatt [mailto:Richard@auac.net] 
Sent: 30 January 2009 21:59
To: Richard Ishida; 'Deborah W. Anderson'
Subject: Re: Urgent call for clarification of Armenian numbering rules

Greetings Richard:

I concur with all of your conclusions and recommendations.

Specifically;

Keeping both upper and lower case forms accessible is useful.

Usage of enumeration over 9999 is very limited. ...

The single character ("YIWN") representation makes good sense. The confusion 
stems from the "revised" Soviet orthography...which is why I cite the 
Thompson text on Classical Armenian.

Richard

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard Ishida" <ishida@w3.org>
To: "'Richard Youatt'" <Richard@auac.net>; "'Deborah W. Anderson'" 
<dwanders@sonic.net>
Sent: Friday, January 30, 2009 12:28 PM
Subject: RE: Urgent call for clarification of Armenian numbering rules


Hello Richard,

Thanks for getting in touch.  Hope you're keeping well. I guess basically 
I'd be grateful if I could ask you to let me know whether you agree with my 
conclusions and proposals in the following email:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-international/2009JanMar/0036.html

I would like to read the Thompson text, but unfortunately I don't have a fax 
machine.  Sorry.

Cheers,
RI


PS: The CSS3 text referred to is at 
http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-lists/#lower-armenian



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Richard Ishida
Internationalization Lead
W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)

http://www.w3.org/International/
http://rishida.net/



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard Youatt [mailto:Richard@auac.net]
> Sent: 30 January 2009 20:01
> To: Deborah W. Anderson; Ishida@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Urgent call for clarification of Armenian numbering rules
>
> Richard:
>
> The answer to the first question is YES. The representation is significant
> for the computer based  representation of  inscriptions  (that use dates 
> in
> the historical format.)
>
> I have also  worked with a writer/author who has produced a contemporary
> Armenian text that uses the "old"  numbering system  for chapter and 
> section
> headings.  It is still a widely used convention.
>
> The "enumeration" problem that I discussed with Cathy Wissink is that
> Microsoft  "Intellisense"  does not   localize  "automatic numbering" in
> Armenian correctly.
>
> Your other issues (as I read the forwarded emails) seem to stem from the
> orthographic differences between the multiple forms of Armenian.
>
> I can elaborate as needed.
>
> I refer  you to pages 1-3  of A Introduction to Classical Armenian  by
> Thompson for the usage of numerical values in Classical Armenian.  If you
> can send me your fax number,  I will be glad to fax you  a copy.
>
> 7000 is  shown as represented by YIWN.
>
> Richard
>
>
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