Re: Decimal Point

From: Alain LaBont\i\ (
Date: Sun May 30 1999 - 00:12:35 EDT

A 13:08 99-05-29 -0700, Markus Kuhn a écrit :
>Is there a Unicode character to represent a decimal point?
>In some English fonts (e.g., the one used to print the "New Scientist"),
>decimal points are centered and not located on the base line like FULL
>STOP. So full stop and the decimal point should probably not be unified
>for fine typography (even though they were in ASCII, just like
>HYPHEN-MINUS), but I can't find a decimal point character in Unicode
>I am aware that there will be U+2396 DECIMAL SEPARATOR KEY SYMBOL in
>Unicode 3.0 (probably from ISO 9995), but I don't think this is quite
>the same.

[Alain] Right. It is a symbol to represent a function used to *enter* a
decimal delimitor on a keyboard, regardless of the external representation
of the number entered.

Alain LaBonté

Editor, ISO/IEC 9995 series of standards

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