Re: Digits separator

Subject: Re: Digits separator
From: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>
To: Haim Roman <haim -dot- roman -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 07:56:42 -0700

It makes sense for practical reasons, and as Lauren pointed out it's based
on an IEEE standard.

But I can't help but think it also aligns with Apple's personal style to
offer more white space in their designs overall. Their products have
minimal clutter, their manuals have wide margins, and even their stores are
open concept. Why shouldn't they prefer white space as their thousands
separator?

;-)

-Tony

On Tuesday, March 18, 2014, Haim Roman <haim -dot- roman -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> The apple style guide, in its international section, says not to use commas
> as a thousands separator, because either a period or a comma can be used as
> a decimal point. It says either to not use any thousands separator or use
> a non-breaking space.
>
> I.e., write "123 456" instead of "123,456".
>
> Anyone else use space in their docs?
> Thanks
>
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