Meroitic cursive fractions numerical values
public at khwilliamson.com
Wed Apr 1 12:08:46 CDT 2015
On 03/31/2015 11:30 AM, Doug Ewell wrote:
> Karl Williamson <public at khwilliamson dot com> wrote:
>> It's a small matter to add code to reduce the UCD-specified rational
>> numbers, but it's just one more complication to have to deal with
>> along with the many that the UCD already presents, and if there is not
>> a good reason the data for these new characters is specified contrary
>> to mathematical convention, then the data should be changed instead of
>> having to code around it.
> UAX #44, Section 5.9.1 says:
> | For all numeric properties, and for properties such as
> | Unicode_Radical_Stroke which are constructed from combinations of
> | numeric values, use loose matching rule UAX44-LM1 when comparing
> | property values.
> | UAX44-LM1. Apply numeric equivalences.
> | • "01.00" is equivalent to "1".
> | • "1.666667" in the UCD is a repeating fraction, and equivalent to
> | "10/6" or "5/3".
> This strongly suggests that the implementation should be changed, not to
> match the data, but to match the specification.
Ok. I've made the change.
Is it a problem that DerivedNumericValues.txt doesn't match
UnicodeData.txt in this regard? (That is, the derived file comes with
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