Numerical fractions written in Arabic script

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at
Wed Jul 27 13:31:30 CDT 2016

On Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 09:12:38PM -0400, Robert Wheelock wrote:
> Hello again, y’all!
> How do Arabs, Iranians, Afghans, Pakistanis, Urdu ... all write their
> equivalents of common numerical fractions (consisting of a numerator, a
> separator character, and a denominator)?!?!
> Considering that Arabic written script reads from right to left (like in
> Hebrew, Syro-Aramaic, and the fantasy language of Tsolyáni), would they use
> a normal right-facing foreslash (1/2), a left-facing backslash (1\2), or do
> they align numerator above|demoniator below a horizontal fraction bar?!?!

In Arabic, beveled fractions are written from left to right with a right
facing slash. Also the integer is written to the left of the fraction
(whether it is a nut or beveled fraction).


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