Talk:Numerals in Unicode

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Ancient Greek Numerals[edit]

The document describing the Unicode Supplementary Multilingual Plane entities for ancient Greek numeral forms can be found here. Larry 04:39, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

Characters for irrational numbers, sets and other constants[edit]

The Planck constant is a dimensional quantity, not a number. It does not differ, conceptually, from a unit of measurement. Something is apparently misunderstood either in the standard or in this interpretation. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 14:03, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

Unclear wording[edit]

The into contains:

"The decimal digits are repeated in 23 separate blocks: twice in Arabic. Six additional blocks contain the digits again as rich text or legacy software compatibility characters"

It's not being made cleat why there is a colon after "blocks", it looks like it's starting a list to explain the details of the 23 seperate blocks, but it fizzles out after two and six.

I don't actually understand what that sentence is supposed to convey -- (talk) 01:14, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

So, why the Roman numerals block?[edit]

From the section on Roman numerals:

One reason for the existence of pre-combined numbers is to facilitate the setting of multiple-letter numbers (such as VIII) in a single "square" in Asian vertical text. Another reason is for 12-hour clock-face use.


The characters in the range U+2160–217F are present only for compatibility with other character set standards which provide these characters.

This seems contradictory: first use cases is presented, but then these are effectively negated. Which is the rationale for including these characters in Unicode? QVVERTYVS (hm?) 16:08, 4 November 2015 (UTC)