Mende Kikakui Number 10

Philippe Verdy verdy_p at
Sat Jun 11 05:22:08 CDT 2016

Exactly, Unicode should not create its own logic about scripts or numeral

All looks like the encoding of 10 as a pair (ONE+combining TENS) was a
severe conceptual error that could have been avoided by NOT encoding "TENS"
as combining but as a regular number/digit TEN usable isolately, and
forming a contectual ligature with a previous digit from TWO to NINE.

The encoding of 10 as (ONE+TENS) is superfluously needing an artificial
leading ONE. This is purely an Unicode construction, foreign to the logic
of the numeral system.

2016-06-11 9:08 GMT+02:00 Asmus Freytag (c) <asmusf at>:

> On 6/10/2016 5:34 PM, Andrew Cunningham wrote:
> There is the logic of how kikakui numbers are encoded in Unicode and there
> is the internal logic of the numeral system itself. They are not
> necessarily the same.
> This statement should be framed!
> A./
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