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Re: VMs: Kepler & the VMS

Hi Robert,

At 09:17 24/04/2004 -0400, Robert Teague wrote:
Except that <ol> as a number pair would be read "15". It's possible that <f>
is "0", but I've found no examples of it.

A system of Arabic numerals without a zero? Doesn't that strike you as somewhat unlikely?

On f66r, tenth line from the bottom, fifth word. Note how, while words surrounding
it have letters written side by side, this word has a half-space between letters. I
think this is the date of 1558. Other words I think are dates tend to have space
between the letters, so I think this is a way of distinguishing them.

As well as <ol>s, there are a good number of free-standing <l>s on f66r (mainly in the last paragraph, such as in the word <olld> which you mention, and <lshedy> following), which might well mean that only Language B could contain numbers?


Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....

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