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August 15, 2010, 04:07:25 PM
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There is a thread on this board titled 'Win 100.000 BTC'. The context shows this to mean one hundred thousand Bitcoins, and not one hundred with an accuracy to three decimal places.

I see the potential for misunderstanding. Can we agree to use 1,234.56 notation as a Bitcoin standard?

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August 15, 2010, 07:56:31 PM
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There is a thread on this board titled 'Win 100.000 BTC'. The context shows this to mean one hundred thousand Bitcoins, and not one hundred with an accuracy to three decimal places.

I see the potential for misunderstanding. Can we agree to use 1,234.56 notation as a Bitcoin standard?



Not a bitcoin issue, go talk to Europe.

Oh, I see, since we will probably actually use that decimal place. Yeah, use a damn comma, Europe.

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August 15, 2010, 10:36:00 PM
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I was interested in what the SI position was on this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_System_of_Units

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* The 10th resolution of CGPM in 2003 declared that "the symbol for the decimal marker shall be either the point on the line or the comma on the line." In practice, the decimal point is used in English-speaking countries as well as most of Asia and the comma in most continental European languages.
* Spaces may be used as a thousands separator (1000000) in contrast to commas or periods (1,000,000 or 1.000.000) in order to reduce confusion resulting from the variation between these forms in different countries. In print, the space used for this purpose is typically narrower than that between words (commonly a thin space).

So it should be 100 000.00 OR 100 000,00

See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimal_separator for more information than you wanted to know.

Disclaimer: I'm from a comma comma period country.
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August 16, 2010, 04:36:49 AM
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There is a thread on this board titled 'Win 100.000 BTC'.

http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=761.0
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August 16, 2010, 05:21:22 AM
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I was interested in what the SI position was on this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_System_of_Units

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* The 10th resolution of CGPM in 2003 declared that "the symbol for the decimal marker shall be either the point on the line or the comma on the line." In practice, the decimal point is used in English-speaking countries as well as most of Asia and the comma in most continental European languages.
* Spaces may be used as a thousands separator (1000000) in contrast to commas or periods (1,000,000 or 1.000.000) in order to reduce confusion resulting from the variation between these forms in different countries. In print, the space used for this purpose is typically narrower than that between words (commonly a thin space).

So it should be 100 000.00 OR 100 000,00

See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimal_separator for more information than you wanted to know.

Disclaimer: I'm from a comma comma period country.

I looks much nicer if you use the thin space: 100 000.00

It is   in HTML and Unicode character U+2009.
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August 16, 2010, 05:38:28 AM
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I looks much nicer if you use the thin space: 100 000.00

It is   in HTML and Unicode character U+2009.

100.000 <-- with dot
100,000 <-- with comma
100 000 <-- with space
100 000 <-- with thin space


Code:
12345678901234567890
         0         0 <-- spaces
         0         0 <-- thin spaces.  Not so thin anymore!  Muhahahahahahahahahaha!!!
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August 16, 2010, 04:09:29 PM
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Speaking on behalf of the whole western europe, just because I happen to be the 4th most important individual here from a personal viewpoint, I'd just like to state that while I don't care for the tone of the thread comment asking, or rather, telling us to use the comma for 1000 separator, my decision that we should not care so much about the thousand separator as we must about the decimal separator is pretty set.

So, because I've been working with computers since I can remember, and been bitten by the comma/point confusion often times, I declare all Western Europeans will use the dot as a decimal separator for bitcoins, and refrain from using that same dot in the thousands separator at all costs. Use commas, spaces, thin or thick, or even a pretty picture of yourself, just not dots.

Unless you don't want to.

There, I think that settles things.
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August 17, 2010, 02:29:52 PM
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I propose that we add a number format to the forum text editor and a localization option to the profile settings so that everyone can see numbers however they want. Cool And the formatting should be allowed in the subject field. Tongue

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August 17, 2010, 06:18:48 PM
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There is a thread on this board titled 'Win 100.000 BTC'. The context shows this to mean one hundred thousand Bitcoins, and not one hundred with an accuracy to three decimal places.

I see the potential for misunderstanding. Can we agree to use 1,234.56 notation as a Bitcoin standard?



Not a bitcoin issue, go talk to Europe.

Oh, I see, since we will probably actually use that decimal place. Yeah, use a damn comma, Europe.

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August 18, 2010, 12:40:33 AM
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apostrophes and backslashes would keep programmers on their toes.

100'000.22

(apostrophe don't look too bad.... Smiley)

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