 # LESSON 1: NUMBER SIGN AND NUMBER POSITIONING

Dots 3456

### Explanation

Since the dots representing numbers 1 to 0 are similar to the dots represented by the English letters from “a”  to  “j” and some of them are similar to Arabic letters such as the number 1 similar to the letter “ا” and number 2 similar to the letter “ب”, the numbers are written in a special way called number mode, as the numbers are written preceded by the number sign, which is a cell of the dots 3456.

Accordingly, if the letter “alef” (أ), which represents point 1 is written as

Then, after the number sign

What will be written is number 1, not the letter “alef” (ا), like this:

⠼⠁

Numbers 1 to 0 are the same as the English letters from “a” to “j” but preceded by the number sign. The number sign must be placed before any number to avoid confusion with the letters. The number sign, as mentioned, is the dots 3456, so the numbers are written as follows:

1

⠼⠁

2

⠼⠃

3

⠼⠉

4

⠼⠙

5

⠼⠑

6

⠼⠋

7

⠼⠛

8

⠼⠓

9

⠼⠊

0

⠼⠚

### Numbers Positioning

What if we want to write a number consisting of more than one digit, such as 12. Here comes the role of what is known as the numbers positioning, the number sign is placed before the first number in the series of continuous numbers, and the rest of the numbers are written without a number sign.

#### Examples:

12

⠼⠁⠃

45

⠼⠙⠑

123

⠼⠁⠃⠉

So, once you type the number sign, you enter number mode. In this mode, any number from 0 to 9, the mathematical comma, the full stop, and the slash are displayed or written. The space or any other character or sign other than these signs terminates the number mode, and it will have to be opened with the number sign when you want to type the numbers again.

As we mentioned, the space key ends the number mode. This means that if you want to write separate numbers with a space, you have to place the number sign before each number that follows the space.

#### Examples:

1 3 5 7

⠼⠁⠀⠼⠉⠀⠼⠑⠀⠼⠛

24 38 59

⠼⠃⠙⠀⠼⠉⠓⠀⠼⠑⠊

100 200 300

⠼⠁⠚⠚⠀⠼⠃⠚⠚⠀⠼⠉⠚⠚

The numbers are written in the same way, whether the content is text or mathematical.