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Re: YYMMDD (was: Re: Laadan)

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Monday, December 16, 2002, 18:27
Isaac A. Penzev scripsit:

> Sorry, but that's WRONG!!! > Arabic *numbers* are written the same way we do: from left to right.
They *appear* with the high-order digit on the left and the low-order digit on the right. But which digit is written first? Thus when an arabophone writes "365", is "3" written first, or is "5" written first? I know that in Farsi the "3" is written first, and when handwriting one's hand moves to the left a sufficient distance to write "3" "6" "5" and then jumps rightward over the whole number. But I never could find out if this is also the case when native Arabic speakers write numbers. -- "May the hair on your toes never fall out!" John Cowan --Thorin Oakenshield (to Bilbo)


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