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Expression talk:five

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Should not definitions of natural numbers include the digit?--Sannab 11:37, 17 July 2006 (CEST)

I was thinking about that. After all, cat includes the Latin name, despite it being the same in every language. I'd say yes, and I'm going to be bold and do it. —Celestianpower Háblame 12:57, 17 July 2006 (CEST)
But all scripts does not write their digits the same way... Should there be a page '5' where the alternatives are given? Then we would need a new set of options instead of the present 'languages' under "translations" amongst which one can choose the correct script(s) instead. And a link from this page to the page of the digit, but under which header? \Mike 16:46, 17 July 2006 (CEST)
I though languages with different scripts could just use the number in their script in their defintion: "entry translated (<number in their script)." Doesn't that work? —Celestianpower Háblame 18:53, 17 July 2006 (CEST)
Almost, but not quite, I'm afraid. Consider me (who don't read any arabic) meeting ٥ for the first time. "Is this a letter? A number? If so, which?" Which, I think, doesn't have anything to do with whether the numbers should be in these definitions, but rather whether there should be an article about the glyph "5". (So I wonder why I wrote it here in the first place? Except to remark upon the existence of translingual, but script dependent, Expressions) \Mike 22:26, 17 July 2006 (CEST)
Oh okay, I get it. You agree that the number should appear in the definition, but you think an extra article about each glyph should exist. I agree wholeheartedly, both for numbers and for letters. And yes, you kind of did write it in the wrong place, hereby confusing me :P. This should probably be taken to the International Beer Parlour :). Thanks and regards, —Celestianpower Háblame 00:05, 18 July 2006 (CEST)