ARTICHO

composition of numbers

cardinal and ordinal numbers

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Articho controls how cardinal and ordinal numbers are written. Specifically, it can set the following types of rules:

– separating numbers containing at least 4 digits with a comma (when Articho is set to English) or a non-breaking space (when Articho is set to French)
– representing the decimal with a comma (when Articho is set to French) or a period (when Articho is set to English)
– whether or not to superscript ordinal numbers
– spacing around the plus (+), minus (-), and percent (%) signs

To set these rules, select the Style Guide command, choose the Numbers drop-down option, select the desired rule or rules, and click on Execute.

     

Using the comma to separate the digits of a number

This function suggests inserting a comma every three digits in numbers consisting of four or more digits.

FRENCH RULES

To use a non-breaking space to separate four or more digits, switch Articho to French via the Language command before executing the command.

LIMIT UNNECESSARY STOPS

When running this function, to keep Articho from stopping on numbers representing years, check the Ignore numbers between box and add a range of numbers representing years (e.g., 2000 to 2020). This will prompt Articho to ignore all 4 digits numbers that fall within this range.

You can also keep Articho from stopping on subsequent mentions of a year (e.g., 1789 in a book about the French Revolution) by clicking on Ignore all.

Using the period to represent the decimal

This function verifies that the period is used to represent the decimal.

FRENCH RULES

To use the comma to represent the decimal, switch Articho to French via the Language command before executing the command.

Articho controls whether or not ordinal numbers are superscripted (e.g., 1st or 1st), and how the ordinal is written (e.g., 2nd/2nd and not 2d/2d).

Style guide in detail:

Spacing rules: punctuations, non-breaking spaces and unwanted spaces
– Composition of numbers
Composition in italic/roman
Capitalization
Miscellaneous rules : quotation marks, dashes, location of note calls, frequent errors…
Paired punctuation marks
Consult the style guide

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