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Re: numeri

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: numeri
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2008 23:26:12 +0200

> Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2008 19:01:22 +0000
> From: David De La Harpe Golden <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> > Actually, why not make the above return the number 4?  The Unicode
> > Data File Format says that this property's value is ``an integer or
> > rational number''.  We could even use 0.2 for characters such as
> > "VULGAR FRACTION ONE FIFTH".  Isn't that better than `1/5'?
> Bear in mind that 1/5 (0.2) isn't actually exactly representable by 
> binary floating point, bit like the way 1/3 (0.333(3 recurring)) can't 
> be written properly in decimal

The important issue, IMO, is whether the value of that property should
be a number whenever possible.  The rest are details that can be
figured out once we make that decision.

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