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Hi David, *

it seems that I have to spend more time on explaining you what I mean
than to work on more important topics :-(

David Nelson schrieb:
Hi, :-)

On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 20:17, Bernhard Dippold
<>  wrote:
Is usage of the separator *mandatory* in every English-speaking
country in the world?

Well, it *is* the universal convention in every English-speaking

Your opinion seems to be as well founded as my on the euro sign...

South Africa seems to use the European convention.

Please read the wikipedia article and the links there:

... the space is recommended in the SI/ISO 31-0 standard, and the International Bureau of Weights and Measures states that "for numbers with many digits the digits may be divided into groups of three by a thin space, in order to facilitate reading. Neither dots nor commas are inserted in the spaces between groups of three"...

"Mandatory"? Well, Interpol does not issue arrest
warrants in case of contraventions, so you will still be able to
travel safely...

I wanted to know about the possibility to group larger numbers without separator and hoped for your knowledge to keep my time for topics my work might me more important than searching Internet for "official English"

So finally, the right answer is "No - it is not mandatory, it should be avoided in international usage". Exactly what I thought to be the best compromise.


The original suggestion was for *you* to alter the banner, but...

Your proposed change was wrong for an international approach, so I have been right to ask back.

And I wrote here that I didn't have access to my computer yesterday, so I haven't been able to do any change until this morning.

Here is the file I created now - moved the € sign in front of the numbers and replaced the digit group separator by a space:

Feel free to replace the original background image - I probably don't have the necessary rights to upload it to the right place (I can access /assets/ in SilverStripe, but not /themes/).

Best regards


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