From: Antoine Leca (Antoine10646@leca-marti.org)
Date: Wed Sep 14 2005 - 05:36:03 CDT
On Wednesday, September 14th, 2005 08:56Z Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
> On Wed, 14 Sep 2005, Antoine Leca wrote:
>> 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.
> I wonder if that means the ASCII apostrophe, or the right single
> quotation mark, or something else.
It does matter _only_ to the one which wants to encode it.
Remember that neither Castilian nor Galician use apostrophe (I do not know
for Basque); that the genuine quote in Spain is «» which evolved, due to
foreign influence and keyboard limitations, to "; and that primes are not
used much; so for about 80% of the population this is the only use of this
mark they know of.
And if it were your question really, it is usually a bit slanted but the
straight style is common also, and sometimes curved. It is often drawn
exactly as a comma superior.
> Using anything like that as a monetary decimal separator is
> interesting, since it conflicts with the convention (applied
> elsewhere for numbers > 999 in general) of using such a character
> as thousands separator.
Yes, but it is not common here; period is customary for this use (to the
point many people use it for years, even contrary to the official standard
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