Re: Subject: Comma in equations?

Subject: Re: Subject: Comma in equations?
From: DAVID IBBETSON <ibbetson -at- IDIRECT -dot- COM>
Date: Sat, 31 Aug 1996 18:14:54 -0400


>Depends on locality. In Europe, a comma in a number
> means what a decimal does
>here in the US, so you risk confusing non-US readers.

For this reason the metric (and EC) standard is to use a thin space for
grouping, EXCEPT WHEN DEALING WITH SUMS OF MONEY.

123 456 789.2345 or 123 456 789,2345

Since, as far as I can discover all English-speaking countries use the
decimal point, I would use it when writing in English.

David (the idiot) Ibbetson

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