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    #1

    Numbers and abbreviations in the UK

    Hello all,

    I am struggling with a translation here involving real estate and listings. The target group would primarily consist of families in the UK.

    I have 2 questions:

    1. How are square metres abbreviated? Would you say "The room measures 4m or 4 sq.m., 4 SQM"?

    2. How are the thousands and hundreds separated, again in British figures? With commas or decimals? Eg.: Would "one hundred thousand pounds" read as "100,000" or "100.000"

    I'd be grateful for any help I could get on this one.

    Thanks,
    Bill


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    #2

    Re: Numbers and abbreviations in the UK

    "4 sq.m." and "100,000"


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    #3

    Re: Numbers and abbreviations in the UK

    Thanks. Someone else got back to me about the "square metres" part and also suggested 4m. I think these may be optional. Mind you he is Canadian and the system may be different there.


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    #4

    Re: Numbers and abbreviations in the UK

    "4m" is also correct but some typewriters(computers) can't type "" ( my computer can't and I only copied and pasted it from your post.), so that's why "sq.m" is preferred.


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    #5

    Re: Numbers and abbreviations in the UK

    Okay, great! Thanks for letting me know and ... just between you and me ... I copied and pasted it myself during this entire translation process. I couldn't figure out how to minimize the 2!

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    Re: Numbers and abbreviations in the UK

    Hi,

    I have Win XP on my PC and I was able to paste
    the superscripted '2' below by doing this:

    Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Character Map

    - In the Character Map window, in "Group by"
    I choose "Unicode Subrange" from the drop-down menu.

    This pops up a window titled "Group by" and it lists
    the unicode range.

    - Choose 'Super/Subscript'
    This changes the character map. I see '1 2 3'
    in the map. I select '2' and click the 'select' button.

    - Click on the 'copy' button.
    I am now pasting that character here -> m

    - By selecting 'number forms' from the 'group by' window,
    I am able to paste fractions thusly -> ⅔

    Hope this helps.

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