Arithmetic in Urdu or Hindi?
KJKARTTU at elo.Helsinki.fi
Tue Jun 17 15:57:29 UTC 1997
Mon, 9 Jun 1997 Ruth Laila Schmidt asked:
>Has anyone seen children's arithmetic textbooks which have the numerals
>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.
Well,I have not seen any children's arithmetic textbooks, but still have
something to contribute. In the 1950s Raghu Vira headed a committee
developing modern scientific terminology for Hindi and the results were
published in a series of dictionaries and glossaries. Years ago I saw
one of them including a number of mathematical (not only arithmetic)
terms and formulas in Hindi/Devanagari.
P.S. I have no references at hand and have to rely on my memory.
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