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DigitShapes Enumeration

Specifies the culture-specific display of digits.

Namespace:  System.Globalization
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
[SerializableAttribute]
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public enum DigitShapes
Member nameDescription
ContextThe digit shape depends on the previous text in the same output. European digits follow Latin scripts; Arabic-Indic digits follow Arabic text; and Thai digits follow Thai text.
NoneThe digit shape is not changed. Full Unicode compatibility is maintained.
NativeNationalThe digit shape is the native equivalent of the digits from 0 through 9. ASCII digits from 0 through 9 are replaced by equivalent native national digits.

A DigitShapes value specifies that no digit shape is substituted for the Unicode input, a digit shape is substituted based on context, or a native national digit shape is substituted for the input.

The Arabic, Indic, and Thai languages have classical shapes for numbers that are different from the digits 0 through 9 (Unicode U+0030 through U+0039), which are most often used on computers. The application uses the DigitShapes enumeration with the DigitSubstitution property to specify how to display digits U+0030 through U+0039 in the absence of other formatting information.

The DigitShapes enumeration is primarily used by applications intended for cultures that use bidirectional scripts. For example, the reading order of Arabic and Indic scripts is bidirectional.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.
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