On Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 4:14 PM, M.-A. Lemburg firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: ..
Have you tried Google ?
I tried google at I could not find any plain text or HTML file that would use Arabic-Indic numerals. What was interesting, though that a search for "quran unicode" (without quotes). Brought me to http://www.sacred-texts.com which says that they've been using unicode since 2002 in their archives. Interestingly enough, their version of Qur'an uses ordinary digits for ayah numbers. See, for example http://www.sacred-texts.com/isl/uq/050.htm.
I will change my mind on this issue when you present a machine-readable file with Arabic-Indic numerals and a program capable of reading it and show that this program uses the same number parsing algorithm as Python's int() or float().