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Re: VMs: French Website
> I also wonder if the VMS is dated before 771 AD when Dwbnt introduced the
> concept of the zero to mathematics. Before that, numbers were written using
> letters, such as CCXXIII. This would account for "words" in the VMS that use
> multiple letters.
I have seen roman numeral style numbers mentioned a bunch of times, but has
anyone considered ancient Hebrew style numbers? Each letter of the alphabet
represented a number... best to show by example:
So, 256 would have been written: tnf. Normally these types of numbers were
prefixed with a Number Sign. Maybe <qo>? They key thing is, this would
produce different character arrangements then Roman numerals.
Now, I am trying to remember other cultures/languages that used the same
strategy. The only one I can think of off hand at the moment is Modern
Brail (well, it is true, though not very applicable). :-)
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