I’ve already asked this question on stack exchange, but it seems I’ll get answers faster here.
I need to collect different ways of writing numbers (mainly big ones), but couldn’t find a good resource for it. For whole numbers, the question is, besides the obvious ones (一百二十三万三百四十五), what other formats exist? For example, are these acceptable:
And for decimal numbers, my main question is if something like this (mixing decimal kanji and whole numbers) possible:
Or do I need to write it as
Or like if kanji is even acceptable for these
No - this is rather ambiguous
Yes - in fact you’ll commonly find large numbers written like this. Just as an English newspaper headline might say “6 billion dollars spent on novelty lollipops”, a Japanese newspaper headline would say ６億.
That just plain looks weird. No.
Yep. But with commas, same as English - 1,230,345 (yes, separated into thousands, even though it’s in ten-thousands when it kanji)
Yes. You’ll often see phone numbers and prices on menus written like this in slighty more traditional settings.
@ekg @Belthazar thank you, that answers all of my questions I think
Oh one more thing: Just discovered today that Jisho is able to convert numbers, so I guess that can also be used to test the validity of a given numerical representation:
That’s kinda the thing I’m working on except for jotoba.de I’d like to do things from the ground up, just in case jisho is doing something wrong
If you’re doing it based on how people might input speech, I just want to chime in that the zeros in hotel room numbers often seem to be read as まる
I’m aware, but probably not for now. I don’t want to deal with all the different reading changes just yet.
Got an answer here too, worth checking out, as it has some quite, let’s say, odd ways too