[sugar] internationalizing numbers?

Joshua N Pritikin jpritikin
Fri Oct 26 13:48:02 EDT 2007

On Fri, Oct 26, 2007 at 07:30:22PM +0200, Bert Freudenberg wrote:
> On Oct 26, 2007, at 15:23 , Joshua N Pritikin wrote:
> > I think you mean arabic numerals. Roman numerals are a bit baroque.
> But there are non-arabic numbers in use. For example, the learning  
> activity from OLPC Nepal includes a game to learn the numerals in use  
> in Nepal:
> http://lists.laptop.org/pipermail/olpc-open/2007-October/000216.html
> (picture of numerals: http://www.omniglot.com/writing/nepali.htm)

No doubt and I know that Hindi/Marathi/Sanskrit has their own version 
of the arabic numbers.

I think we have to solve this on a case-by-case basis. We have to 
balance standardization and disambiguation against preserving the 
cultural heritage.

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