Re: Use fully-spelled numbers

Subject: Re: Use fully-spelled numbers
From: Marguerite Krupp <mkrupp128 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: RichardCombs <richard -dot- combs -at- polycom -dot- com>, Ken Stitzel <kstitzel -at- symplified -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2013 17:11:03 -0800 (PST)

Sadly, the company I work for has decided to go with all numerals all the time. The reason: translation agencies don't charge for the numerals, but they do charge for written-out numbers. When you're talking about dozens and dozens of manuals in 18-22 languages, at 17-26 cents per word, I guess it does add up over time. But try explaining that to STC judges!

Marguerite

--- On Fri, 2/8/13, Ken Stitzel <kstitzel -at- symplified -dot- com> wrote:

From: Ken Stitzel <kstitzel -at- symplified -dot- com>
Subject: Re: Use fully-spelled numbers
To: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- polycom -dot- com>
Cc: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Friday, February 8, 2013, 1:14 PM

> *Number nine, number nine, number nine......*

> 25 or 6 to 4!!

One Word (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU4yAk6qYUs)
One Is the Loneliest Number (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5ab8BOu4LE)
Flight 898, Board 6 (too old for Youtube)
99 Luftballons (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6gezQWSnCE)
777-9311 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUPmMt1xR70 -- could find an
original by The Time)

Or a non-musical favorite: 54Â40â or fight!

Thanks for the Friday laugh--although this issue did come up for me
recently. Programmers seem to like all digits all the time, and one of them
wanted to flag my use of the Chicago spell-it-out-under-10 rule as a help
bug.

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