[alreq] Are all numbers equal?

ntounsi has just created a new issue for https://github.com/w3c/alreq:

== Are all numbers equal? ==
Are all numbers equal in category and directional property?

- Digit 2 (U+0032) is of category "EN, European Number". OK.
- Arabic-digit indic ٢ (U+0662) is of category "AN, Arabic number". 
- but the other ۲ (U+06F2), the Eastern Arabic-Indic counterpart of 
it, is of category "EN, European Number" like digit 2. Any reason to 
this difference between the last two?

There is also a difference in Bidi behavior : the same visual text 
 will be displayed in RTL context as  
  is Arabic number, and  
  if European number (simply like "a 2 b"). Aren't ALL numbers WEAK in
 directional property?

See https://github.com/w3c/alreq/issues/85
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Received on Tuesday, 25 October 2016 16:14:29 UTC