- From: Asmus Freytag <asmusf@ix.netcom.com>
- Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2010 23:16:24 -0700
- 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

There's a difference between "decimal" and "decimal-radix place value notation" In the latter, a digits position indicates which power of 10 it represents, and therefore, a symbol for zero is required. In other decimal systems, explicit multipliers (like a symbol for 10 or 100) are used, and a symbol for zero is not required (except, perhaps, to denote a quantity of 0). A./ On 10/26/2010 10:31 PM, MURATA Makoto (FAMILY Given) wrote: > > >> 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. >

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