Re: Decimal separator with more than one character?

From: Thomas Chan (
Date: Mon May 19 2003 - 09:53:16 EDT

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    On Sun, 18 May 2003, Allen Haaheim wrote:
    > From: "Philippe Verdy" <>
    > >China made other successful requests for Pékin, the traditional French name
    > >(now written Beijing both in French and English, despite everybody
    > >continues to say "Pékin" in French and few people would >associate it to
    > Beijing), Canton (now Guandong ? I'm not >even sure of the official French
    > >orthograph as everybody says "Canton")...
    > than that of "jingle," as it is pronounced in Mandarin. Canton city is
    > "Guangdong" in Chinese. I would say most English speakers here (Vancouver)
    > say "Canton."

    The province is "Guangdong" (U+5EE3 U+6771) in Pinyin romanization;
    spelled as "Kwangtung" in some older English sources. The provincial
    capital is "Guangzhou" (U+5EE3 U+5DD3) in Pinyin romanization, but still
    known as "Canton" in some English sources, which is seemingly from the
    province's name, confusingly enough.

    Thomas Chan

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