Unicode hexadecimal characters

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Thu Jun 20 04:03:14 CEST 2002


Thinkit wrote:
> 
> "Peter Hansen" <peter at engcorp.com> wrote in message
> news:3D112C60.9C3D2F9F at engcorp.com...
> > Thinkit wrote:
> > >
> > > It's a bit OT but does Unicode support the digits ten through fifteen
> > > (for hexadecimal)?
> >
> > Do you mean "does Unicode have unique glyphs representing the
> > hexadecimal digits ten through fifteen other than the standard
> > A, B, C... ?"
> 
> Yes, that's what I mean.  I looked at the spec and saw a lot of different
> numerals, including 1-20 for circled numbers.  Will have to examine it
> again.

Ah, those are just for typographical use, as in for glossy brochures
and such.  Not intended to be used to represent digits in any
mathematical or computer sense I believe.  It's unlikely there is any 
aspect of Unicode which covers "pretty" representations of hexadecimal
digits...

-Peter



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