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Re: No numbers in the VMS
On 30 Oct 2001, at 11:37, Zachary Owen wrote:
> I seem to recall someone stating that there were no numbers
> found in the VMS, I'm not too sure about letter frequencies, so I was
> wondering how this conclusion was reached.
I had a look at the word patterns in EVA and could not find any
obvious EVA characters behaving exclusively as roman characters.
1. numbers from I to III should appear at least once
2. the transcription was correct
3. the eva alphabet is the correct coding of the vms
4. the numbers were written as single words
5. the numbers were coded with a simple substitution (not
considering equivalent characters),
I can repost the text, otherwise it may be found in the mail achive
Also note that some EVA characters are very close to arabic
numerals: r~2, l=mediaeval 4, d=8. This prompted Dennis Mardle
to suggest that <olld> in folio f66r.23 could mean 1448.