[aprssig] aprssig Digest, Vol 53, Issue 7 (Blind APRS)

Jan T. Pharo la2bba at jpharo.net
Sun Nov 9 14:48:30 EST 2008

Andy McMullin <Andy at rickham.net>, Sun, 9 Nov 2008 16:39:42 +0000

>Whilst England is alleged to be in, or part of, Europe -- we do not now nor have we ever used a comma to mark the decimal point (it's Un-British so I paraphrase the Un-American Activities Committee). We use the full stop symbol. As such, in English we say "point" in general use (such as "Fourteen point two-five-two-five").

so the , decimal indicator is a continental Europe matter :)

(and I really don't know how latin european languages say the decimal
separator, not to speak of the slavic, baltic, finnish/estonian/sami.
Someone will certainly show up and tell us - some time. I'd stick to
"decimal" when sending a number over radio.)

73 de Jan, LA2BBA
Hvaler, Norway

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