Counting rods alternate forms

Richard Cook rscook at
Wed Aug 17 13:15:02 CDT 2016

On Aug 13, 2016, at 2:06 PM, eduardo marin <nobody_uses at> wrote:
> It is well known that the southern song style of counting rods, had different forms for the digits 4, 5 and 9 , however currently there is no way to represent such forms,

〤[U+3024] 〥[U+3025] 〩[U+3029]

> a proposal to add them would only occupy five code points, since number four is identical both vertical and horizontally.
> Counting rods - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
> Counting rods represent digits by the number of rods, and the perpendicular rod represents five. To avoid confusion, vertical and horizontal forms are alternately used.

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