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Re: Urgent call for clarification of Armenian numbering rules

From: Kent Karlsson <kent.karlsson14@comhem.se>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 20:38:24 +0100
To: <unicode@unicode.org>
CC: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>, <www-international@w3.org>, <kode@hotbox.ru>, <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C5A7C440.5E88%kent.karlsson14@comhem.se>


2009-01-29 17.10, "Andreas Prilop" <andreasprilopwww@trashmail.net> wrote:

> On Thu, 29 Jan 2009, Richard Ishida wrote:
> 
>> CSS 2.1 allows you to number list items using Armenian numbers,
>> but doesn't provide any details about how that works.
> 
> There are just different conventions - similar to British English
> and American English. From a practical point of view, it is important
> to note that the mapping
>    U+0552  -->  7000
>    U+0582  -->  7000
> is *unambiguous*.
> However, the sequences
>    U+0548 U+0552
>    U+0578 U+0582
> may denote either 7000 or 7600.
> 
>  http://www.user.uni-hannover.de/nhtcapri/armenian-alphabet.html
>  http://freenet-homepage.de/prilop/armenian-alphabet.html

Those two (same!) pages that you have written seem to say that U+0548 U+0552
(as well as U+0578 U+0582) *unambiguously* mean 7600.

That, as well as the 7005 example on your page(s) brings up the question of
letter order: big endian, little endian, or arbitrary, or just these two
little-endian exceptions to bigendian (or similar).

    /kent k
Received on Thursday, 29 January 2009 19:39:01 GMT

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