I recently saw that someone had listed his phone number in Roman numbers, probably to avoid spam-calls. Creative!
Also, not entirely easy to do, especially when the last four digits are pretty high.
Ancient Roman numerals don’t go very high. The ancients had a hard time imagining big numbers. A Roman would say that a countless bunch of things was “600”. Today, on the other hand, the Obama Administration has the opposite problem, but with trillions.
So, just as we solved the problem of symbols for liturgical texts, versicle and response, HERE, how about some of the Roman numerals from the Medieval period, such as the V with a bar over it to signify 5000?
For example, in the famous song there is the number
One way would be: DCCCLXVII-MMMMMCCCIX – clunky with all those M’s, or … well… I don’t know the code for the character that looks like a V with a bar over it, but for backward C Perhaps U+2184 – () A number like the one in the other song, 777-9311 could be a real mess. We need a symbol for 10,000 such as 2182 () – thus with 2182 DCCLXX-M(ࢆ)CCCII. No? And that other one with 2181 could be shorted to (ࢅ)CCCIX. No? They are not displaying for me.
Perhaps U+2184 – A number like the one in the other song, 777-9311 could be a real mess. We need a symbol for 10,000 such as 2182 – thus with 2182 DCCLXX-MCCCII. No? And that other one with 2181 could be shorted to CCCIX. No? They are not displaying for me.