commas vs. spaces. vs. the legions of new lines
John W. Baxter
jwbaxter at olympus.net
Mon Nov 1 05:55:26 CET 1999
In article <7vj35t$8p1$1 at nnrp1.deja.com>, G. Lewis <lemiss at my-deja.com> wrote:
> People claiming the use of spaces in numbers
> is heretical and perhaps not even a valid form of artistic expression
> (if not scientific) (at least someone stuck up for the honour of our
> hapless poster over this practice---after all, spaces are a metric
> thing, are they not?
Hmmm...don't say all those bad things about spaces in France (where one
would write 12 345,67 in the place a US person would write 12,345.67).
Or Sweden or Norway for Finland. And then there is the Spanish or Flemish
12.346,67 (which doesn't have spaces, but doesn't use , and . in the
"right" places). Sigh.
--John (quickly setting his "Numbers" control panel back to US)
John W. Baxter Port Ludlow, WA USA jwb at olympus.net
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