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Re: [seul-edu] Beta draft of initial public announcement for Tuesday

On Sat, 5 Jan 2002, William Abernathy wrote:

> Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> >>open source/free software. Composed of twenty-six open-resource-focused
> >>
> >
> > Use digits (26) instead of "twenty-six".

> The Chicago Manual of Style disagrees. Numbers under 100 get spelled out. Stet,
> unless someone has an AP Guide that disagrees. (AP trumps Chicago on press
> releases, and of course I only have a Chicago.)

Sorry, I was going to mention that. This is from my AP manual. There are a
wide variety of different ways (i.e., ages, congressional districts,
recipes, speeds, etc.), but for uses not covered by the AP manual: "Spell
out whole numbers below 10, use figures for 10 and above."

> >>successful free software deployments in schools from Pasco, Washington to
> >>New York City, from Zacatecas, Mexico, to Aldgate, South Australia and to
> >>
> >
> > Comma after "Australia".

> Not on my copy.

I meant it needs a comma after the clause. (I deleted the original
posting, but if I recall it continued with "and to read ...")

   Jeremy C. Reed