|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...
Stephen Mulraney email@example.com http://ataltane.net
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