10 Replies Latest reply: Dec 12, 2007 2:52 PM by Björn Herrmann
Björn Herrmann Level 4 Level 4
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Hi all,

I was wondering if it's possible (ideally without buying additional sw or fonts) to type in roman numerals? I know that I can use IVCMX, but these are lacking the lines under & above which are very desirable. Any ideas welcome!


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.1), 30" ACD
Solved by Tom Gewecke on Nov 29, 2007 6:16 AM Solved
Thanks for that interesting link! If you use the combining overline (U+305) and underline (U+332) characters you can get something like this: V̲̅I̲̅I̲̅I̲̅ But I think having the letters connected looks a lot better.
Reply by Tom Gewecke on Nov 28, 2007 1:02 PM Helpful
Not sure what you mean by "lines," but you can find special Roman Numeral characters in the Character Palette (Edit > Special Characters), View = Code Tables, Tab = Unicode, Row = 00002150 Number Forms, 2160 and up.
Reply by Tom Gewecke on Nov 29, 2007 5:30 AM Helpful
I found what you suggested, but these are (or at least very much seem to be) the same characters like just typing the letters (VI, X, etc).

The difference is that the number forms are single characters. Ⅷ is one character and not 4 , like VIII.

What I meant with lines is something like this: http://www.lernumgebung.ch/Mittelstufe%2056/56uebungen/56muu/5MU026/romannumbers .jpg

I don't see any font on my system which includes lines like that in the number form characters, and I don't think there is any way to add them to the Latin version. To get the lines you would probably need to make a custom number forms font or do it via graphics.

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