Decimal Mark - Influence of Calculators and Computers

Influence of Calculators and Computers

In countries with a decimal comma, the decimal point is also common as the "international" notation because of the influence of devices, such as electronic calculators, which use the decimal point. Most computer operating systems allow selection of the decimal mark and programs that have been carefully internationalised will follow this, but some programs ignore it and a few are even broken by it.

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