Re: Monetary decimal separators

From: Antoine Leca (
Date: Wed Sep 14 2005 - 02:59:11 CDT

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    On Tuesday, September 13th, 2005 14:07Z Elliotte Harold wrote:
    > Does anyone happen to know of a locale where these two
    > values are different?

    Here in Spain, sometimes a quote ' is used as separator. The normal
    ("official") is the comma, so it is definitively "colloquial" use (which
    might explain why it is not part of the shipped locales).
    Depending on the people, one could prefer one or the other. Computers
    apparently very much prefer commas (!) or even periods (!!), humans are more
    I encounter more often the ' used with monetary values (particularly with
    the euros now, it become sort of common), but I know of examples with either
    styles in either contexts (definitively should be open to tailoring ;-)).

    By the way, in Spain it is usually spelled "con" (or "amb" or "com"),
    'with', instead of "coma"; this also might explain the lack of consistency
    on use of the comma symbol.


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