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Not just traditional typography (I'd be curious which langauges this was
true), but English.
        ten, eleven, twelve, thir-teen
dozen   (10 in base twelve)
gross (100 in base twelve)

Any other languages with a language pre-disposition to another base?

-----Original Message-----
From: Benct Philip Jonsson [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, January 12, 2004 2:44 AM
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Subject: Re: number bases (was without subject)

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.