[OS X TeX] %18 or 18% : incorrect placement of the percentage sign ?
dewatson at mac.com
Mon Feb 4 18:01:12 EST 2008
I asked an Egyptian friend of mine in graduate school about this, and
his immediate response was that it should be placed on the left. There
may be some difference between Egyptian arabic and other forms of
arabic, but he didn't seem to make any distinction of such a custom.
On Feb 1, 2008, at 3:40 PM, M. Tamer Özsu wrote:
> I don't know Arabic, but in Turkish, it is to the left.
> M. Tamer Ozsu
> University of Waterloo
>> From: Steffen Wolfrum <mactex_aa at st.estfiles.de>
>> Reply-To: TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List <macosx-tex at email.esm.psu.edu>
>> Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 10:26:47 +0100
>> To: TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List <MacOSX-TeX at email.esm.psu.edu>
>> Subject: [OS X TeX] %18 or 18% : incorrect placement of the
>> percentage sign ?
>> I have often seen (in arabic newpapers) the percentage sign set left
>> to the number "% 18".
>> Recently I read an article (http://sehstoerung.sonance.net/pdfs/
>> TitusNemeth_dissertation.pdf) that calls this "... the incorrect
>> placement of the percentage sign".
>> Any native arabic speaker out there? Is it %18 or 18% ??
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