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Chapter 7. Writing for an International ... > Numbers, Symbols, and Punctuation

Numbers, Symbols, and Punctuation

Follow these guidelines to minimize confusion about the numbers and symbols in your documentation.

Clarify Measurements and Denominations

Most of the world uses the metric system, although many people in the United States are familiar only with the U.S. equivalents for the metric system. Also, number and currency formats vary worldwide. In many countries, commas and decimal points are used differently. As a courtesy to readers who use different numeric systems, follow these guidelines:


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