Re: French group separators

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Mon Jul 07 2003 - 18:33:05 EDT

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    At 18:08 -0400 2003-07-07, Frank da Cruz wrote:
    > > It is worth noting that what is described here is the default
    >running mode of
    >> Emacs for the English locale. There are a lot more "modes" on Emacs to
    >> handle various languages (including programming languages).
    >Of course. But without two spaces you have greater ambiguity, at least in
    >English: In "Mr. Roberts", what is the function of the period?
    > Don't call me Mr. Roberts is my name.
    > Don't call me Mr. Roberts is my name.

    In European English Mr is generally not followed by a full stop,
    because the abbreviation contains the first and last letter of the
    word. (In Finland that would be M:r.)

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