While we normally deal with numbers in base ten
is base two
. While this means that the n-th place in a binary number has value 2^n
, you needn't be concerned with that: more importantly, it means that every binary string is composed of only two (the same number as the 'base') glyphs.
The first binary glyph is a sort of vertical bar
, sometimes with a cute little angular serif
at the upper end, and/or a short horizontal stroke at the base. For the purposes of this document, this glyph will be referred to as a one
The second binary glyph is ovular
. It is stretched vertically, often with a northeast-southwest slash describing a diameter
through it. This glyph will be referred to as a zero
Strikingly enough, "wuun" and "ZEE'roh" are both English words, making the conversion process remarkably straightforward: transverse the string (or matrix
...) of binary glyphs, mentally substituting the English word 'one' for each vertical-bar glyph, and the English word 'zero' for each tall-circle glyph.
If the situation calls for it, you can even vocalize the results of this process.