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Re: [groff] 05/14: tbl(1): Say decimal "separator", not "point".

From: Keith Marshall
Subject: Re: [groff] 05/14: tbl(1): Say decimal "separator", not "point".
Date: Mon, 1 Nov 2021 22:48:21 +0000
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On 01/11/2021 13:19, G. Branden Robinson wrote:
> gbranden pushed a commit to branch master
> in repository groff.
> commit a0ec5ffd258b9f54daa46b88471ec837e8213ad1
> Author: Bjarni Ingi Gislason <>
> AuthorDate: Sun Oct 31 00:42:09 2021 +0000
>     tbl(1): Say decimal "separator", not "point".

Surely, the correct English-language terminology is "radix point", (and
where the radix is "decimal", this becomes "decimal point").  It is
irrelevant whether the prevailing convention, of the user's locale, is
to represent the radix point by a comma, or a period, we do *not* refer
to a "decimal comma", or a "decimal period", (or a "decimal dot"); the
correct terminology is "decimal point".

This change introduces invalid terminology, and should be reverted.

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