Devanagari int literals [was Re: Should non-security 2.7 bugs be fixed?]
steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Tue Jul 21 10:57:11 CEST 2015
On Tuesday 21 July 2015 13:30, Rustom Mody wrote:
> 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'?
I don't speak or read Chinese, so I could be completely wrong, but my
understanding is that Chinese does not distinguish between the numeral 9 and
the word 'nine', they are both spelled the same, 九. I think that the
distinction you are looking for doesn't really exist in Chinese.
However, 90 would not be written as nine-zero, 九零, but as nine-ten 九十.
Ninety-one, I believe, would be written as nine-ten-nine: 九十一.
Decimal numbers, however, copy the European usage: 91.1 = 九一.一.
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