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Re: [css3-text] text-transform: han-numerals

From: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 17:14:19 +1100
Message-ID: <4CCA663B.2020005@css-class.com>
To: "MURATA Makoto (FAMILY Given)" <eb2m-mrt@asahi-net.or.jp>
CC: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, www-international@w3.org, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
MURATA Makoto (FAMILY Given) wrote:
>> [Adding back www-style]
> 
> My mistake!
> 
>> But, as with the various Han representations, only one of those is in a
>> decimal system: the others are mixtures of digits and words. We can
>> transform decimal to decimal easily. And I think this is adequate for
>> hitting the 80% use case.
> 
> I do not understand what you mean by "decimal".  Aren't
> 
> 三五
> 三十五
> 参拾伍
> 
> all decimal?  Here 三 and 参 mean 3, while 五 and 伍 mean 5.
> 十 and 拾 mean 10.


No (see reason below).


> 
> Aren't 
> 
>> 三〇五,
>> 三百五,
>> 参百五, or
>> 参〇五
> (参〇伍 and 参百伍 are also possible.)
> 
> all decimal?  Here 〇 means 0, and 百 means 100.
> 
> For representing amount of money, 参拾伍 and 参百五 are very common. 
> For representing years, 三五 and 三十五 are common. 
> 
> Probably your "decimal" system does not use 十, 百, 千, and so forth?


You are correct. We have whole numbers using a base of 10 [1]. The
word decimal is from Latin, decim(a). So we have.

1, 10, 100, 1,000 and so on to infinity.


1. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimal>

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