Enumeration Case

Unicode.NumericType.numeric

A digit that does not meet the requirements of the decimal numeric type or a non-digit numeric value.

Declaration

case numeric

Discussion

This numeric type includes fractions such as “⅕” (U+2155 VULGAR FRACITON ONE FIFTH), numerical CJK ideographs like “兆” (U+5146 CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5146), and other scalars that are not decimal digits used positionally in the writing of base-10 numbers.

As of Unicode 6.3, any new scalars that represent numbers but do not meet the requirements of decimal will have numeric type numeric, and programs can treat digit and numeric equivalently.