Re: YYMMDD (was: Re: Laadan)
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, December 15, 2002, 19:44|
En réponse à "Isaac A. Penzev" <isaacp@...>:
> Noted. Do you mean the day's number, or the day of the week?
The day of the week. I don't know about the day's number, especially since
numbers in Arabic are quite a strange beast to me :(( .
> Still, thank you for cooperation.
> Sorry, but that's WRONG!!!
> Arabic *numbers* are written the same way we do: from left to right.
Yep, because in right-to-left order they are written in the order units-tens-
hundreds-thousands-... etc... corresponding to the way numbers are spoken in
Arabic :))) .
> Arabic *numerals* afaik show the general Semitic pattern:
> if they consist of tens and ones, ones come first, and then tens.
> All other numerals go as they are.
In Classical Arabic at least, the order is definitely units-tens-hundreds-
thousands, i.e. the hundreds and the thousands are *after* the units and tens,
i.e. the exact reverse order as English and French.
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