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A numeric indicator also sets grade 1 mode. Grade 1 mode, when set by a numeric indicator, is terminated by a space, hyphen, dash or grade 1 terminator.


While grade 1 mode is in effect, a grade 1 indicator is not required unless a lowercase letter a-j follows a digit, full stop/period or comma.


While grade 1 mode is in effect, contractions may not follow a number.


Grade 1 mode is terminated by a hyphen or dash, thus allowing contractions to be used again. Therefore, a letter or letters that could read as a contraction will need the grade 1 indicator.


When transcribing dates, time, coinage, ordinal numbers, postal codes or telephone numbers: follow print punctuation and order of symbols.

Refer to: Guidelines for Technical Material, Part 2, for more examples.


The spaced numeric indicator allows one or more spaces to intervene between the numeric prefix and the root that would normally follow immediately to form a digit or a decimal point or comma.


The numeric passage indicator sets numeric mode and grade 1 mode for all text until the terminator is reached.


The numeric terminator follows immediately after the last affected symbols-sequence, except as in 6.9.4 below.


Numeric indicators are not used in a numeric passage and any lowercase letter a-j is preceded by a grade 1 indicator.


To preserve the general format of the enclosed text the numeric passage indicator may be placed by itself on a line above and the terminator on a line below the text.

Note: A numeric passage may be useful in cases such as a long worked example in mathematics, a series of arithmetic exercises, or a table with mostly numeric content.

Refer to: Guidelines for Technical Material, Part 4, for spatial arithmetic examples illustrating the use of both the spaced numeric indicator and the numeric passage indicator.

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