Arithmetic in Urdu or Hindi?

Ruth Laila Schmidt at
Wed Jun 11 12:31:50 UTC 1997

Dear Avinash Sathaye,

Thank you for the information.
Ruth Schmidt

>My own textbooks thru high school used Devanagari characters (the
>language was Marathi). I imagine, Hindi texts used to be similar!
>Some time in the 70's the textbooks seem to have adopted the roman
>numerals as the norm for all books regardless of the language.
>As far as the signs are concerned, I have not seen any other kind
>besides the "western" type. In "classical" books, either there are no
>symbols used, or the symbols used in modern commentaries are the
>usual "western" kind.

Ruth Laila Schmidt
Dept of East European and Oriental Studies
University of Oslo
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