Talk:Principles of Hindu Reckoning

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Second oldest book using Hindu Arabic numeral[edit]

The translators of Principles of Hindu Reckoning wrote in Introduction that this book was the oldest surviving text using Hindu Arabic numerals, his book was published in 1965. However In 1978 a translation of Al-Uqlidisi's book The Arithematic of Al-Uqlidisi by S.A. Saidan appeared, in Book I chapter 1, "On the Nine Letters and the Places" cleary introduced the 9 Hindu Arabic numerals and a circle for empty.--Gisling (talk) 11:51, 29 June 2011 (UTC)