Import of Hindi numbers from Microsoft Word documents

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Specification Status
Author Henning Brinkmann
Last Change 17.09.2007
Status Preliminary Help


Microsoft Word marks numbers with the script to use by a hint. Furthermore there is an option to display numbers as Hindi, Arabic, by Context or determined by the System. This specification defines how the script hint and the display option shall be handled on import of Microsoft Word documents.


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Detailed Specification

When a digit is marked to have CTL script in the imported Word document it shall be imported as Hindi digit. This feature shall only be activated if and only if the configuration item RegardHindiDigits (see below) is true.

If the configuration item RegardHindiDigits is set the following mapping between Arabic and Hindi characters applies:

Arabic (Unicode) Hindi (Unicode)
0 (U+0030) ٠ (U+0660)
1 (U+0031) ١ (U+0661)
2 (U+0032) ٢ (U+0662)
3 (U+0033) ٣ (U+0663)
4 (U+0034) ٤ (U+0664)
5 (U+0035) ٥ (U+0665)
6 (U+0036) ٦ (U+0666)
7 (U+0037) ٧ (U+0667)
8 (U+0038) ٨ (U+0668)
9 (U+0039) ٩ (U+0669)
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The specified features improves interoperability with Microsoft Word.


Configuration Group Setting Type Default Comment |
Writer.xcs FilterFlags/WinWord RegardHindiDigits xs:long false If true yields to digits marked as CTL script to be imported as Hindi digits.
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File Format

This specification covers import only and thus has no consequences regarding the file format.


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