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Re: controlling digits substitution in IE/FF (Arabic/Hindi/Decimal)

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2009 08:47:16 +0100
Message-ID: <4A24D904.8040302@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: Jonathan Rosenne <rosennej@qsm.co.il>
CC: www-international@w3.org, www-style@w3.org
Jonathan Rosenne wrote:
> In Arabic, the traditional digits are called Hindi, and the modern western
> style digits are the Arabic digits.
They are, however, very different from the numerals that are actually 
used for Hindi.  Also, I think, in Hindi, numbers are written most 
significant digit first.

Incidentally, a more academic way of describing place value and zero 
systems in English is "Hindu-Arabic".

David Woolley
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