[Scribus] Typography: numbers

Louis Desjardins louisdesjardins
Wed Apr 6 02:21:28 CEST 2005

>Hello everybody,
>just a little question about correct English typography of numbers 
>for those with eperience in the field.
>It's common use to separate triple digits in numbers > or = 1000 
>either with a comma (English) or a dot (most other languages).
>However, this is incorrect, at least in German typography, where you 
>should use 1000, 10 000, 100 000, 1 Million etc.
>I recently had worries with a customer who complained about correct 
>typography and insisted on using 1.000/1,000 etc. As the 30+ pages 
>magazine was also published in English (by using scribus!), I was 
>unable to convince him, because I didn't know the English rules.
>Maybe someone has more information on that topic.

Hi Christoph,

You might find very useful to refer to the very well documented 
"Chicago Manual of Styles" for lots of info on that (and lots more), 
along with typographic rules or usage in many languages. Sorry I 
don't have the answer by heart for English typography, and my own 
copy is at the office. ;)



>BTW, I'm using scribus for print ready DTP for some time now and 
>never encountered any problem with a professional printer. There was 
>one exception, but as it turned out, the problem was his rip-device 
>(or his less than perfect knowledge of how to use it). Thank you 
>scribus team - excellent work!
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