Re: Use fully-spelled numbers

Subject: Re: Use fully-spelled numbers
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2013 20:52:34 -0500

1 way 2 look at this is 2 use numbers 4 just about every case u can think of.

Another way, which I favor, is to use the AP Stylebook or the Chicago Manual of Style.

AP says to spell out numbers ten or less. Hold on while I look up CMS.

Section 9 covers numbers extensively. Rule 9.3 is the general rule, and unelaborated it says to spell out 0 through 99. To thumb my nose at CMS I have deliberately made this paragraph very sloppy.

On Thu, 07 Feb 2013 20:43:43 -0500, Liu, Peter <PLiu -at- geico -dot- com> wrote:

Under what condition would you use fully spelled numbers (eg. Nine instead of 9)? One developer always change all the numbers to letters. I found it harder to recognize and read than the real numbers but wonder what is the proper way of using the numbers?
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