Lesson 1.1: Numeric Indicator
Numbers in UEB are formed with the letters a through j, preceded by the numeric indicator. The numeric indicator must be used before each number to prevent confusion with a letter. The numeric indicator is dots three four five six.
The numeric indicator turns on numeric mode. Symbols that can appear within numeric mode include the ten digits, comma, period, simple fraction line, line continuation indicator, and numeric space digit symbols. A space or any other symbol not listed here terminates numeric mode. The numeric indicator also turns on grade 1 mode. Grade 1 mode will be covered in detail in a later section.
A space terminates numeric mode. When several numerals appear on the same line separated by spaces, the numeric indicator must be placed before each numeral that follows a space.
Numerals are written the same way in both literary and mathematical contexts.