Proposal by Paul Hardy and Rebecca Bettencourt, 2020-11-18

This numeral system was used by the Cistercian order of monks in the 13th to 15th centuries of the Middle Ages. It allowed writing numbers from 1 to 9999 as single compound characters.

The system uses a horizontal or vertical stave as its base. Either side of either end of the stave may carry a digit from 1 to 9. The place value of the digit is determined by its location.

The numeral system was invented in the 1300s by French Cistercian monks. It was contemporary with the introduction of the Hindu–Arabic numeral system. It was based on symbols introduced by John of Basingstoke.

“The Ciphers of the Monks.” Wikipedia <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ciphers_of_the_Monks>. Retrieved 2020-11-18.

The Cistercian Numerals block is divided into the following ranges:

U+EBA0 -> U+EBAF Units digits (non-combining) U+EBB0 -> U+EBBF Tens digits (combining) U+EBC0 -> U+EBCF Hundreds digits (combining) U+EBD0 -> U+EBDF Thousands digits (combining)

EBA0 CISTERCIAN UNITS DIGIT ZERO EBA1 CISTERCIAN UNITS DIGIT ONE EBA2 CISTERCIAN UNITS DIGIT TWO EBA3 CISTERCIAN UNITS DIGIT THREE EBA4 CISTERCIAN UNITS DIGIT FOUR EBA5 CISTERCIAN UNITS DIGIT FIVE EBA6 CISTERCIAN UNITS DIGIT SIX EBA7 CISTERCIAN UNITS DIGIT SEVEN EBA8 CISTERCIAN UNITS DIGIT EIGHT EBA9 CISTERCIAN UNITS DIGIT NINE EBAA (This position shall not be used) EBAB (This position shall not be used) EBAC (This position shall not be used) EBAD (This position shall not be used) EBAE (This position shall not be used) EBAF (This position shall not be used) EBB0 (This position shall not be used) EBB1 CISTERCIAN TENS DIGIT ONE EBB2 CISTERCIAN TENS DIGIT TWO EBB3 CISTERCIAN TENS DIGIT THREE EBB4 CISTERCIAN TENS DIGIT FOUR EBB5 CISTERCIAN TENS DIGIT FIVE EBB6 CISTERCIAN TENS DIGIT SIX EBB7 CISTERCIAN TENS DIGIT SEVEN EBB8 CISTERCIAN TENS DIGIT EIGHT EBB9 CISTERCIAN TENS DIGIT NINE EBBA (This position shall not be used) EBBB (This position shall not be used) EBBC (This position shall not be used) EBBD (This position shall not be used) EBBE (This position shall not be used) EBBF (This position shall not be used) EBC0 (This position shall not be used) EBC1 CISTERCIAN HUNDREDS DIGIT ONE EBC2 CISTERCIAN HUNDREDS DIGIT TWO EBC3 CISTERCIAN HUNDREDS DIGIT THREE EBC4 CISTERCIAN HUNDREDS DIGIT FOUR EBC5 CISTERCIAN HUNDREDS DIGIT FIVE EBC6 CISTERCIAN HUNDREDS DIGIT SIX EBC7 CISTERCIAN HUNDREDS DIGIT SEVEN EBC8 CISTERCIAN HUNDREDS DIGIT EIGHT EBC9 CISTERCIAN HUNDREDS DIGIT NINE EBCA (This position shall not be used) EBCB (This position shall not be used) EBCC (This position shall not be used) EBCD (This position shall not be used) EBCE (This position shall not be used) EBCF (This position shall not be used) EBD0 (This position shall not be used) EBD1 CISTERCIAN THOUSANDS DIGIT ONE EBD2 CISTERCIAN THOUSANDS DIGIT TWO EBD3 CISTERCIAN THOUSANDS DIGIT THREE EBD4 CISTERCIAN THOUSANDS DIGIT FOUR EBD5 CISTERCIAN THOUSANDS DIGIT FIVE EBD6 CISTERCIAN THOUSANDS DIGIT SIX EBD7 CISTERCIAN THOUSANDS DIGIT SEVEN EBD8 CISTERCIAN THOUSANDS DIGIT EIGHT EBD9 CISTERCIAN THOUSANDS DIGIT NINE EBDA (This position shall not be used) EBDB (This position shall not be used) EBDC (This position shall not be used) EBDD (This position shall not be used) EBDE (This position shall not be used) EBDF (This position shall not be used) |