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Please note, that all numbers of TBC and its divisions/multipliers are written in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_W._Nystrom#Tonal_System_.28Hexadecimal.29 Tonal], not decimal. | Please note, that all numbers of TBC and its divisions/multipliers are written in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_W._Nystrom#Tonal_System_.28Hexadecimal.29 Tonal], not decimal. | ||

This means that instead of counting 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10-- you count: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, , 9, , , , , , 10. Some higher-value digits may require installing a [http://luke.dashjr.org/education/tonal/glyphs/fonts/ font]. | This means that instead of counting 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10-- you count: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, , 9, , , , , , 10. Some higher-value digits may require installing a [http://luke.dashjr.org/education/tonal/glyphs/fonts/ font]. |

## Revision as of 23:04, 18 February 2011

*For another excellent confusing way to represent BitCoins, see Radial BitCoin*.

Please note, that all numbers of TBC and its divisions/multipliers are written in Tonal, not decimal. This means that instead of counting 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10-- you count: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, , 9, , , , , , 10. Some higher-value digits may require installing a font.

Unit | BTC | TBC | Pronunciation |
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TBCᵇ | 0.00000001 | 0.0001 | BitCoin-bong |

TBCᵐ | 0.00000016 | 0.001 | BitCoin-mill |

TBCˢ | 0.00000256 | 0.01 | BitCoin-san |

TBCᵗ | 0.00004096 | 0.1 | BitCoin-ton |

TBC | 0.00065536 | 1 | BitCoin* |

ᵗTBC | 0.01048576 | 10 | Ton-BitCoin |

ˢTBC | 0.16777216 | 100 | San-Bitcoin |

ᵐTBC | 2.68435456 | 1000 | Mill-BitCoin |

ᵇTBC | 42.94967296 | 1,0000 | Bong-BitCoin |

2,814,749.76710656 | 1,0000,0000 | Tam-BitCoin |

* Tonal BitCoin and Decimal BitCoin can be differentiated by the pronunciation of the numbers. "One bitcoin", "two bitcoin", etc is decimal, but "an bitcoin", "de bitcoin" is tonal.

The total number of Tonal BitCoins ever (analogous to the 21mil BTC) is just over 7.75059 tam-bitcoin.

For more information on the Tonal system in general, please see the book.

## Guessing TBC or BTC

Given variable 'value' in base units (uBTCents/TBCᵇ), one can guess whether it is properly Decimal BitCoin or Tonal BitCoin with the following pseudo-code:

if ( ! ( this % 0x10000 ) ) Choose Tonal BitCoin if ( ! ( this % 1000000 ) ) Choose Decimal BitCoin if ( ! ( this % 0x100 ) ) Choose Tonal BitCoin

### Python

import math def formatBTC(n, addSign = False): s = "%0.2f BTC" % (math.ceil(n * 100) / 100.,) if addSign and n >= 0: s = "+" + s return s def Bitcoin2BTC(n): return n / 100000000. toTonalDict = dict(((57, u'\ue9d9'), (65, u'\ue9da'), (66, u'\ue9db'), (67, u'\ue9dc'), (68, u'\ue9dd'), (69, u'\ue9de'), (70, u'\ue9df'), (97, u'\ue9da'), (98, u'\ue9db'), (99, u'\ue9dc'), (100, u'\ue9dd'), (101, u'\ue9de'), (102, u'\ue9df'))) def formatTBC(n, addSign = False): s = "%x" % n n %= 1 if n: s += '.' while n: n *= 16 s += "%x" % n n %= 1 s = unicode(s).translate(toTonalDict) s += " TBC" if addSign and n >= 0: s = "+" + s return s def Bitcoin2TBC(n): return n / 65536. def formatBitcoin(n, addSign = False): if not n % 0x10000: return formatTBC(Bitcoin2TBC(n), addSign); if not n % 1000000: return formatBTC(Bitcoin2BTC(n), addSign); if not n % 0x100: return formatTBC(Bitcoin2TBC(n), addSign); s = "%d uBTCents" % (n,); if addSign and n > 0: s = "+" + s; return s;