Scheme Request for Implementation 218,
"Unicode Numerals,"
by John Cowan (text) and Arvydas Silanskas (implementation),
has gone into withdrawn status.

The document and an archive of the discussion are available at

Here is John's summary of the reasons for withdrawal:

  1. It only handles a limited number of cases, basically those where localized numbers are completely isomorphic to the European digits 0-9.
  2. It is not suitable as a building block for localized numeric parsers and formatters.

Here is the commit summary since the most recent draft:

Thanks to John and Arvydas for their work on this SRFI, and to our reviewers for their comments.


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