Re: Handwritten EURO sign (off topic?)

From: James H. Cloos Jr. (
Date: Thu Aug 14 2003 - 13:23:17 EDT

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    >>>>> "Anto'nio" == Anto'nio Martins-Tuva'lkin <> writes:

    JimC> I'm sure things like m€, k€, M€ and even G€ will come into use,
    JimC> though I expect more will use them in front of the digits.

    Anto'nio> Perhaps, but that would be incorrect, methinks: Using SI
    Anto'nio> preffixes implies that one is adopting the said unit (the
    Anto'nio> euro, in this case) as if it were a SI unit itself -- and
    Anto'nio> thus all other formal rules of the SI would apply. This
    Anto'nio> includes the rule about (number)+(nbsp)+(unit symbol).

    They aren’t really SI preficies in this context. Milli, centi, kilo,
    mega and giga (at least) have part of the global lexicon; terra is
    not far behind (especially if disk sizes continue to grow).

    They are being used more as metric prefices than as SI prefices.


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