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    Simple questions:
    in examples, can anyone tell me the main difference between Canadian and European translators?
    Some people say they're very different, some others are not sure. I do not speak French but as a Project Manager I've always been curious. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you!

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    If you're talking about Canadian vs. European French translations, there are a few differences:
    1. Terminology - often there are substantial differences in terminology between the two variants
    2. Punctuation - European French uses a space between certain punctuation marks (eg. exclamation marks, question marks), while Canadian French does not.
    3. Formatting of numbers - usually Canadian French uses a space as a thousands separator, while European French uses a point. Both variants use the comma as a decimal separator.

    I'm sure there are many others, but these are the main ones I can think of off the top of my head. Hope that helps.

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    Thanks Jennsp! Very useful information!



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