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Re: Scientific Number Format

From: Martin J. Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 03 Sep 1998 08:01:11 +0900
Message-Id: <199809030049.JAA01809@sh.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
To: Bert Bos <Bert.Bos@sophia.inria.fr>
Cc: pwatson@mail.com, www-international@w3.org
At 17:34 98/09/02 +0200, Bert Bos wrote:

> I prefer a half-space between the thousands. That way I can't be
> confused by the difference between commas and periods, and I find it
> even easier to read than the dot (even though I learned the dot in
> school).

A half-space is definitely very nice. In Switzerland, there is another
convention: An apostrophe, as in   2'000'000,000. That avoids confusion.

Regards,   Martin.
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