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comment isn't number localization just unnecessary?
@vartec Actually, foot in football doesn't mean that the ball is played with the foot, but that the sport is played on your feet as opposed to playing on a horse. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football#Etymology
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comment isn't number localization just unnecessary?
@vartec Right, after all know I know how long a football field is but I still ignore yards and pounds, so I'll just say wow and munch some popcorn
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comment isn't number localization just unnecessary?
@Mike Dunlavey's unificication proposal FTW
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comment isn't number localization just unnecessary?
I think the decimal comma is more popular when counting countries, but with USA, china & india in, it definitely looses its place to the point in terms of population
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comment isn't number localization just unnecessary?
@vartec ok, but someone who doesn't know the sport, probably doesn't know that its field is as long as soccer's either. (e.g. me) As a side note, a soccer field is more or less between 90 and 100 meters long, google it for yards.
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@David Yes I know how continents are taught in USA, but again, the "american" way is not the universal way.
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comment isn't number localization just unnecessary?
I did some research and actually using comma for decimal separator seems to be more "universal" than point.
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comment isn't number localization just unnecessary?
Actually the metric system is universal, except for America (and some other former english colonies)
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comment isn't number localization just unnecessary?
@David : in America (which is a continent, I remind you) we also might say "fifty-two comma seventy-one" (I we spoke english). Was replacing the word point for comma so hard to imagine?
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comment isn't number localization just unnecessary?
You can't rely on how big the number is or how many decimal digits it has to make the format unambiguous. About the date, I think the year-month-day with the year's 4 digits is pretty unambiguous as the descending order of magnitude is pretty self explanatory as well as sort order which doesn't change even if you sort it alphabetically.
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