Re: Rendering Raised FULL STOP between Digits

From: Julian Bradfield <>
Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2013 12:47:01 +0000 (GMT)

On 2013-03-10, Richard Wordingham <> wrote:
> The question is what users will demand. Expectations have been low
> enough that the loss of decimal points has been accepted.
> Additionally, striving for an apparently hard to get raised decimal
> point risks being forced to use an achievable decimal comma.

It's also true, isn't it, that even in Britain the raised point has
been discouraged in scientific contexts for a long time? I can't find
a reference right now, but I think IUPAC and IUPAP prefer a low point;
and my science textbooks, even from the 60s, use a low point -
whereas some of my maths textbooks from the 70s use a raised point (at
half M-height), which now looks odd to me, because I use the mid-point
multiplication a lot in my work.
But my son's school is still teaching a raised point in hand-writing.

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