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    What I can gather.....
    Netherlands is to Europe; as Arkansas is to United States
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    What about the semicolon?

    ; bothworking without conflict......errr....shows the "dot" as superior.....lol
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    dots....

    'coz i have been using them since i started going to school....... for me comma's in between two numbers mean to distinct numbers....

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    europe and french speaking languages use commas
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    We use the period to denote a decimal separater i.e 5.1
    The comma is used to denote multiples of 1,000, or rather 10 to the nth power, i.e 1,231,545.18
    which is clear enough.

    I think that a comma, except MAYBE when used to display currency amounts i.e $124,95 would be rather confusing, especially when you had to use 3 decimal places.
    Is 1,234,567 just that? or is it (in the European manner) 1,234.567

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    What I can gather.....
    Netherlands is to Europe; as Arkansas is to United States
    Not really. More like "as USA is to (North) America."

    In Finland we use (or should be using) commas and I think we write 50,000.50 like this: 50 000,50 (50.000,50 is common too -- not too sure about this one). How you should use it on the web depends on the language you use. I guess there are standards in every language for that.

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    Originally posted by Adenosine
    Not really. More like "as USA is to (North) America."
    You don't know Arkansas, then... :-)

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    I believe with numbers that contain both comma's and periods the best option is to neglect one of them, depending on your standards.
    This would mean 50.000,50(Dutch / European standard) or 50,000.50 (American standard) will be written as 50 000,50 or 50 000.50. These two could be interchanged with each other since they basically imply the same.
    Leaving out the marker for thousands and placing and extra space in stead creates some clarification on what the number is supposed to be. Everyone in the world will be able to understand that one I think.

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    well, I'm so confused, so this is my use pof commas and periods...

    currency - $1,234.56 = One thousand two hundred thirty four dollars and fifty-six cents.

    numerals - 1,234 = One thousand two hundred thirty four, NOT One and two hundred thirty four.

    scripting numbers - 7.2 = Seven point two not seven AND two.


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    Originally posted by Ian Glass
    You don't know Arkansas, then... :-)
    ROFL

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    what I always learned is not to place anything between every 3 numbers like a million is not 1.000.000 but 1000000 (because we use the "." (or "x") to multiply numbers so 1.000.000 would give 0)

    we do use commas to do 6,5 for example (wich is 6 and a half )

    this was for writing though, not typing

    I believe for computers we use 1.000.000,00 in Belgium and * or x to multiply
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    Originally posted by Sketch
    well, I'm so confused, so this is my use pof commas and periods...

    currency - $1,234.56 = One thousand two hundred thirty four dollars and fifty-six cents.

    numerals - 1,234 = One thousand two hundred thirty four, NOT One and two hundred thirty four.

    scripting numbers - 7.2 = Seven point two not seven AND two.
    Double this for my vote. This is the way I was taught and brought up to know.

    I guess this thread really shows the great differences of a simple small "comma" and "period" around the world

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    Originally posted by htmlite
    ..I guess this thread really shows the great differences of a simple small "comma" and "period" around the world
    And it's very anoying as well!
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