Arithmetic in Urdu or Hindi?

Ruth Laila Schmidt at
Mon Jun 9 15:10:09 UTC 1997

Dear colleagues,

Has anyone seen children's arithmetic textbooks which have the numerals in
Urdu characters or Devanagari characters? The ones I have seen all use
western numerals even if the text is in Urdu or Hindi.

Also, has anyone seen any arithmetical signs (plus, minus etc.) used in
textbooks which are not the western variety?

Thanks for the information.

Ruth Schmidt

Ruth Laila Schmidt
Dept of East European and Oriental Studies
University of Oslo
P.O. Box 1030 Blindern
N-0315 Oslo, Norway
Phone: (47) 22 85 55 86
Fax: (47) 22 85 41 40
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