Less free underscores in number literals

Jesse Phillips jessekphillips+D at gmail.com
Sun Oct 24 16:59:30 PDT 2010

Rainer Deyke Wrote:

> Using groupings of three digits in Japanese seems extremely awkward,
> especially for larger numbers, since you would have to mentally regroup
> the digits in groups of four in order to read it.  It's not just the
> written language but the spoken language that uses groups of four.  For
> example, the number 1,234,567,890 would be read as 12億, 3456万, 7890.
> Rainer Deyke - rainerd at eldwood.com

I just asked, and the Japanese separate by the thousands when they write, and it is read as you described.

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