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Re: decimal point/comma (was conplaneteering)

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Sunday, February 20, 2005, 12:19
On Sun, Feb 20, 2005 at 04:50:42PM +1100, Tristan McLeay wrote:
> (Incidentally, you shouldn't really be using - for minus... once we're > venturing outside of ASCII, you might as well use the proper minus > sign, -. It looks better against + × · ÷ etc.)
Well, in the font I'm using, there's not much difference, but duly noted. And I've never heard of the partial-degree symbol for radians. Of course, since radians are a ratio of lengths, they're a unitless quantity, so no symbol at all is technically needed, and I've always seen it with no units given, letting context tell the story, or with the word "radians" (usually spelled out, sometimes abbreviated "rad"). Besides °/'/", the only other symbolic unit of angle measure I've seen is a raised "g" to mean "grad" (a.k.a. "grade", or "gon"; the "metric degree" of 0.01 right angle). -Marcos


Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Tristan McLeay <conlang@...>