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Art - Arthit Suriyawongkul wrote:
> For a large number like, say, 2.5 trillion.
> (assume that we use a British-"millions system", trillion is 1
> followed by 18 zeros.)
>
> So to encode "2.5 trillion" using <num>, we'll get
>
> <num value="2500000000000000000">2.5 trillion</num>
>
> does there any shorter (and thus less human error) convention?
>
> can we use the scientific notation to make it
>
> <num value="2.5E+18">2.5 trillion</num> instead ?

Why wouldn't you? This seems a very good way of doing it. If you were
worried you could explain your convention in the header.

It is also, of course, the way around the US/UK difference in number
terminology.


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