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Scientific Number Format

From: Paul Watson <pwatson@mail.com>
Date: Tue, 01 Sep 1998 11:28:44 -0500
Message-ID: <35EC20BC.E0D96EFE@mail.com>
To: www-international@w3.org
It is well known that locales vary in how numbers are formatted.
   en_US   123.45
   fr_FR   123,45

Does this extend to the technical and scientific community? Would
the French user of a device prefer to see 5,5 or 5.5 when representing
volts or degrees centigrade?

A quick survey of web sites in the .fr domain shows both
representations are used. What is the best use for the French

Also, do technical and scientific users want to see thousand

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