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Yes they are. In France you would write 1 555,55 to mean 1 555.15
From: Aoidìn Scully <ascully -at- FLEXICOM -dot- COM>
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU <TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU>
Date: Monday, June 21, 1999 11:46 AM
Subject: Re: Expensive punctuation
>"In Europe, commas are used instead of periods to mark decimal points."
>Not in my experience, they're not...to mark off thousands maye, but
>definitely not decimal points...
>From: cngalloway [mailto:cngalloway -at- EARTHLINK -dot- NET]
>Sent: 20 June 1999 02:18
>To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
>Subject: Expensive punctuation
>The following item appeared in the Sacramento Bee business section on
>=B3Costly misplaced comma
> =B3A comma in the wrong place of a sales contract cost Lockheed
>Corp. $70 million, the Financial Times reported Friday.
> =B2An international contract for the U.S.-based aerospace group=B9s
>Hercules had the comma misplaced by one place in the equation that
>adjusted the sales price for changes to the inflation rate, the
>London-based newspaper said. In Europe, commas are used instead of
>periods to mark decimal points. The customer, who Lockheed refused to
>name, held them to the price.=B3