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Wikitravel talk:Measurements

829 bytes added, 01:22, 4 January 2005
Digits or Words: I suggest using digits
I dont think the exact number of canadians some unspecified day last summer is very interesting.
Maybe "32 million" or "32,2 millons"
 
:Populations always change, and are probably a year out of date if they are from a census. Also what population are you talking about, Resident Population, Visitors too? Those there overnight or there for the day? Statistians get awfully anal about this. I think the nearest million is enough, or 1 - 2 two significant digits in other cases. Enough to give an idea of size. Within 20% in other words. We should avoid decimal points and commas. - [[User:Huttite|Huttite]] 20:18, 3 Jan 2005 (EST)
 
===Digits or Words?===
Should we express measurements in Digits (0-9) or Words?
 
My thought is we use Digits (0-9) and make this a recommendation. Here are my reasons for this suggestion:
*Numbers are easily translated.
*Numbers appear on signs.
*It is easier to match symbols.
:-[[User:Huttite|Huttite]] 20:18, 3 Jan 2005 (EST)
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