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Subject:Re: Expensive punctuation From:Geoff Lane <geoff -at- GJCTECH -dot- FORCE9 -dot- NET> Date:Mon, 21 Jun 1999 11:42:19 +0100
To the comma/full-stop confusion, add (that when hand-written) the
'continental' 1 and the UK 7 are very similar. Perhaps it's wise to use
both words and numbers for values in legally binding documents. For
example, "one thousand, one hundred and fifteen pounds and twenty pence
Just my two eurocents (0.000,02 euros)<g>
geoff -at- gjctech -dot- force9 -dot- net
From: Sheridan-Smith John
>"In Europe, commas are used instead of periods to mark decimal
>Not in my experience, they're not...to 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.