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    Default How to use the right punctuation rules for numbers, in different languages?

    HI,

    I'm trying to build-up a glossary of the punctuation rules used in several languages. Here is what I got so far:

    ENGLISH: In English, we use comas for thousands and periods for decimals>> 3,452,697.26

    RUSSIAN: After investigating a little bit, I noticed in Russian the comas were used for decimals, and spaces are used for thousands>> 3 452 697,26

    CHINESE: In both Chinese Simplified and Traditional, they use it the other way around as for the english rule, comas for decimals, periods for thousands>> 3.452.697,26

    If you can help out making this glossary more complete, just hop in!

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    Hi Nabyl!
    In Spanish you use periods for thousands and commas for decimals >>3.452.697,26 BUT in US Spanish you use the English mode, thus is 3,452,697.26

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    Default Re: How to use the right punctuation rules for numbers, in different languages?

    Hi Nabyl, it's me again!

    Browsing in the internet I've found this link in Wikipedia, it's very interesting:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimal_mark

    Have you noticed India and Pakistan have their own Numbering System? (12,34,567.89 instead of 1,234,567.89)

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    Hi, Nabyl,

    In Spanish we also use non-breakable spaces in numbers. Example: 234 264 385,32.

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    According to the RAE the numbers with 4 digits don't use punctuation. So, one thousand must be 1000 and not 1.000

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    Default Re: How to use the right punctuation rules for numbers, in different languages?

    Thank you for the list! I always applied the Spanish rules in French and they are not that bad.

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    Indeed, in fench we use "spaces" for thousands and "comas" for decimals.

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