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Many languages have uppercase and lowercase forms. English for example has lowercase a and uppercase A. Letters written in uppercase are known as being capitalized. Chinese, also, does have a form of "capitalization".

Numbers for example are considered to have lowercase and uppercase, uppercase numbers zero to ten including the following common characters:

零、壹、贰、叁、肆、伍、陆、柒、捌、玖、拾

What other forms of capitalization, or uppercase, exist in Chinese?

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Besides One to Ten and 整(正) you've mentioned, there are also 佰(百), 仟(千), 圆(元).

This page also have some other funny numerical characters, such as 廿 as 20, 卅 as 30, and 皕 as 200.

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Those are numerical variant characters used on checks and similar document in order to prevent falsification.

There is no such thing as cased characters in Chinese, although case of course occurs when using Pinyin for transliteration.

You should also realize that ”uppercase” is the original form of Roman characters, whereas the minuscules were later added for easier reading. The term case comes from the literal cases where the printed types were stored: majuscules in the upper, minuscules in the lower.

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    The, so-called, uppercase numbers are called 大写 in Chinese. Perhaps there are other 大写ed examples....like perhaps: 整(正) – user3306356 Dec 14 '14 at 12:23
  • Also in Greek the distinction between upper and lower case came in modern times. – Colin McLarty Dec 14 '14 at 12:48
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    @user3306356 If you mean 正 as in 壹佰圆正, then it's a misuse. It should always be 整. Other than One to Ten, there are 佰(百), 仟(千), 圆(元), and possibly a few others, all used for accounting. – Wang Dingwei Dec 14 '14 at 12:50
  • @user3306356 it looks like people do use 正 so I take my words back – Wang Dingwei Dec 14 '14 at 15:14

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