[Scribus] Typography: numbers

Eilert eilert-sprachen
Wed Apr 6 09:06:58 CEST 2005

Hi Christoph,

at least for the German users, I read from the latest DIN 5008 that it 
is definitely "allowed" to write 10.000 OR 10 000 up to taste.

Got this info from working at office's April issue. They had it in 
connection with currency, however, i. e. 10.000,00 EUR or 10 000,00 EUR.

Anyway, these are just recommendations, and as far as I know, in normal 
thinking countries (i. e. countries != Germany) they are taken for that :-)


Christoph Sch?fer schrieb:
> 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.
> 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!
> Christoph
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