[Scribus] Large number separators, revisited
Sat Apr 30 22:14:16 CEST 2005
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tjakabfy <tjakabfy at idirect.com> wrote:
> In Canada, eh!
> Yes, this is the official way in Canada in accordance with Metric
> This avoids the confusion of the comma separators altogether.
Its also what we learnd at school in the UK, as I thinks that there was
reconission that 100,000.45 didnt go to well with the other systems in
Europ which have the commas and full stops (periods if you are American)
> Gregory Pittman wrote:
> > I just received a small freebie (American) medical publication that,
> > to my surprise, displayed some large numbers thus:
> > "...we do have a large amount of experience with more than 100 000
> > patients treated -- in some cases, more than 1 000 000 patients treated."
> > This was part of a transcript of an interview, so it was obviously the
> > publisher's choice about how to depict this. One advantage of spaces
> > is that it eliminates the confusion with commas and periods used a
> > sentence punctuation.
> > (the poster formerly known as Greg)
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