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Re: conplaneteering

From:Stephen Mulraney <ataltanie@...>
Date:Thursday, February 17, 2005, 12:06
Keith Gaughan wrote:
> Mark J. Reed wrote: > >> On Tue, Feb 15, 2005 at 06:02:32PM +0100, Carsten Becker wrote: >> >>> Why can't you Anglophones not simply change to comma like >>> the rest of the world? >>> (This was a rethorical question.)
>> Is it really an Anglophone thing? I thought the decimal comma and >> thousands-period were in use in the UK, too.
> Lord, no!
Though the decimal comma has become a tiny bit more familiar in Ireland since the introduction of the Euro, mainly on packaging of imports, etc. But to use it is to still risk widespread confusion!
> Strictly speaking, it's a raised dot that's used in the > anglophone world, but with the rise of typewriters and, later, > computer, that became a full-stop. > > I wish people'd use the raised dot more.
I remember that...
> K.
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