Re: Use fully-spelled numbers

Subject: Re: Use fully-spelled numbers
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Marguerite Krupp <mkrupp128 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 13:13:23 -0500

It's not exactly true that translation agencies don't charge for
numbers. They still need to proof them and sometimes translate them,
particularly if the decimal mark needs to change. Let appropriate
style conventions for all target languages (of which English is one;
it is not exclusive when writing for multilingual delivery) inform
your writing style.

On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 8:11 PM, Marguerite Krupp <mkrupp128 -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
> 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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References:
Re: Use fully-spelled numbers: From: Ken Stitzel
Re: Use fully-spelled numbers: From: Marguerite Krupp

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