[LMB] OT: can't skip to the end of an ebook?

markus baur baur at chello.at
Fri May 28 19:30:19 BST 2021

not only the tower clocks .. it was common to put latin inscriptions on 
public buildings, complete with latin numbers



On 28.05.2021 00:56, Raymond Collins wrote:
> My math teacher spent a day teaching us Roman and Inca number systems. I
> got very fascinated by the Incan system the later when I was living in
> Germany I taught myself on how to read Roman numbers because alot of the
> older tower clocks are in Roman numerals. I am now LXI years old and I was
> born in MCMLIX.
> On Thu, May 27, 2021, 9:59 AM <alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca> wrote:
>>>> On May 26, 2021, at 1:44 PM, alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca wrote:
>>>> On a side note, all the chapters were numbered in Roman numerals. I'd
>> heard that these weren't taught any more in schools - is there an
>> assumption still that everyone will pick them up?
>> On Thu, 27 May 2021, WalterStuartBushell wrote:
>>> Yes, without Roman numerals people won’t understand the Superb Owl
>> titles.
>>> Given the state of education in this country Roman Numerals are not a
>> priority.
>>> In addition if in an ebook the chaperter number are given in Roman
>> numerals and you
>>> can’t go forward or back except page by page what difference does the
>> Chapter number make.
>> The paper version of the book presumably also has the Roman numeral
>> chapter numbering.
>> I figured later that the Roman numerals also might be related to the fact
>> that part of the action in the book occurs in the 18th century.
>> Alayne
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