Devanagari int literals [was Re: Should non-security 2.7 bugs be fixed?]
lac at openend.se
Tue Jul 21 10:10:26 CEST 2015
In a message of Mon, 20 Jul 2015 20:30:48 -0700, Rustom Mody writes:
>BTW my boys have just mailed me their latest:
>Can some unicode/Chinese literate person inform me whether
>that ideograph is equivalent to roman '9' or roman 'nine'?
Ah, I don't understand you. What do you mean roman 'nine'? a
phonetic way of saying things? What bankers use to help prevent
forgeries? Something else?
九 is a numberal. The numberal 9. For absolutely certain. But since
I don't know what you mean by 'nine' it may mean that, as well. 九 is
not restricted to any particular dialect of Chinese -- if you speak
any chinese you will know what this means. On the other hand the
pinyan (phonetic) way to pronounce numbers can vary between dialects.
Chinese has *many* ways of writing numbers, at least 4 I know about.
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