At 01:50 12.1.2004, Roger Mills wrote: > >RM Decimocentric!!! My Gwr people will tell you that Base-8 works just >fine (though I personally have trouble with the math). But 1/4 is 0.20, >1/2 is 0.40 etc. I suppose 77/100 (i.e 63/64) converts to a meaningful >base-10 figure, but I haven't tried it.... Among my favorites, 3-squared = >11, and 5-squared = 31. Primes and Fibonacci numbers also look strange to >our eyes. Traditional typography practically worked in base twelve. This was much more convenient for type geometry, because 12 is divisible by all of 2, 3, 4, 6 and itself, while 10 is only divisible by 2, 5 and itself. /BP 8^) -- B.Philip Jonsson mailto:[log in to unmask] (delete X) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~__ A h-ammen ledin i phith! \ \ __ ____ ____ _____________ ____ __ __ __ / / \ \/___ \\__ \ /___ _____/\ \\__ \\ \ \ \\ \ / / / / / / / \ / /Melroch\ \_/ // / / // / / / / /___/ /_ / /\ \ / /'Aestan ~\_ // /__/ // /__/ / /_________//_/ \_\/ /Eowine __ / / \___/\_\\___/\_\ Gwaedhvenn Angeliniel\ \______/ /a/ /_h-adar Merthol naun ~~~~~~~~~Kuinondil~~~\________/~~\__/~~~Noolendur~~~~~~ || Lenda lenda pellalenda pellatellenda kuivie aiya! || "A coincidence, as we say in Middle-Earth" (JRR Tolkien)