Re: Expensive punctuation

Subject: Re: Expensive punctuation
From: Sheridan-Smith John <john -dot- sheridan-smith -at- BMWFIN -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 10:53:11 +0100

>"In Europe, commas are used instead of periods to mark decimal

>Not in my experience, they're mark off thousands maye, but
>definitely not decimal points...

UK (and I presume Ireland) usage is definitely commas to separate
thousands but period (or full stop as we call it) for decimal points.

In much of continental Europe it is quite common to use the comma in
place of a decimal point though I don't think it is universal or even
consistently within one country. For example I have seen both approaches
used in both France and Switzerland.


John -dot- Sheridan-Smith -at- BMWFIN -dot- COM

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