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What's an order of magnitude among friends?

What's an order of magnitude among friends?

Posted Jan 31, 2013 12:25 UTC (Thu) by michaeljt (subscriber, #39183)
In reply to: What's an order of magnitude among friends? by micka
Parent article: Quotes of the week

micka wrote:
> Actually, we use "," for comma separator, but we don't use "." for thousands separator.
Yes, and I see I have badly oversimplified[1].

[1] http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E19455-01/806-0169/overview-9/i...


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What's an order of magnitude among friends?

Posted Jan 31, 2013 12:44 UTC (Thu) by micka (subscriber, #38720) [Link]

I've even seen other variants, with the use of the dot not on the base line but higher, in the middle of the line, or the use of the apostrophe as thousand separator.

Actually, I use comma as decimal separator but have no problem reading numbers that use dot instead.
On the other hand, I'm lost as soon as some one uses the comma as thousand separator (and when it's mixed with dots, I crash).


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