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17.05 French Typographical Rules—Numerical expressions

Present the time of day and dates as follows:

  • 23 décembre 1995 or 95-12-23
  • Heures de travail : de 9 h à 17 h 30
  • l’année financière 1995-1996 not 1995-96

Use the comma as the decimal marker in French texts and place the dollar sign after the numerals:

  • 2,3 millions de dollars or 2 300 000 $

Note the space between the numerals and the dollar sign.

See also 5.09 Decimal fractions and 5.26 Other considerations.