There are two sets of characters for Chinese numerals: one for everyday writing, and one for use in commercial or financial contexts.
The latter arose because the characters used for writing numerals are geometrically simple, so simply using those numerals cannot prevent forgeries.
A forger could easily change the everyday characters 三十 (30) to 五千 (5000) just by adding a few strokes. That would not be possible when writing using the financial characters 參拾 (30) and 伍仟 (5000).
I'm seriously impressed with the algorithm's ability to navigate around parts it shouldn't touch, but it did end up leaving some fairly large areas unsupported. Perhaps I pushed it too far. I think if I mess with the layout I can get those parts into places where they won't be seen, so it should still turn out well.
Time to decide which dumb data format to deal with next. Options are:
1. One file per record, different fields stored as separate files in separate folders
2. CSV, but columns are only unique if you merge three column header rows together
3. Date is given as decimal day of year, but the file contains no year. Which is critical.
Google is now tracking your visitors for advertising purposes even when you’re not using Google Analytics or Google Ads.
I took a closer look at Google’s FLoC initiative and how you can fight back and opt-out as a web user and a web developer
#DataManagement joy: just received a data file with the column header line:
The file has a header explaining what the column headers mean. 🤦♂️
The yak will remain protected from the cold winters.
Being declared homeless when you already live in a refugee camp. I'm not sure I can process that.
Interesting report on the debate over whether academics should be paid for #peerreview
Fiddling with building objects procedurally in #blender3d. Sometimes you find a thing that you wish you'd done on purpose.
Software developer for ocean scientists. A little interest in a lot of things.
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