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.
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