| (1) I see several worthy attempts to write the time in a 24-hour
| format. Does a definitive format exist?
"Definitive" means how you define it.
| I want to leave out the seconds. Also note that I am NOT referring
| to computer conventions of any sort.
So leave them out. Nobody is forcing you to put them in.
| QUESTION: If it is 11 minutes past six in the evening then what is
| the correct format?
| 1816 hrs
| 18:16 hrs
| 18:16 hours
| 18:16 h
I dunno how you got from 11 minutes past to 16 minutes past.
| Does it vary between being written by a word processor and by hand?
I noted that you are NOT referring to computer conventions of any sort.
| See below.
| (2) What is the correct way to write a decimal point?
Is that by ballpoint, fountain pen, pencil, chalkstick, typewriter, on a
on paper, in a movie, or some other media? Some people simply stab the
others write a tiny circle.
| I am English
| and that means that a comma is not the correct symbol for the decomal
I am part Welsh, part English, but that doesn't prevent me from reading
Deutsch (I don't speak it well, though).
"Beispiele ähnlicher Art, sowie die mißlungenen Versuche, eine Bewegung
der Erde relativ ..."
| But ISTR that when the decimal point was written by hand it was in
| the air about half the height of the digits. Typewriters and word
| prorcessors did not offer that half-way character so a full stop was
| used. But is it more correct to handwrite the decimal point as half
| way up the height of the digits?
Oops, I used three decimal points as periods (or as full stops) together as
wonder if you'll see the difference? The spacing between the dots isn't
Get over your hang-up, all you really need is to be understood and
English is known worldwide. Those that pretend not to understand are trolls,
those that do not understand are either morons or simply uneducated. Learn
their language or wait until they learn English. In the meantime continue
to write in English.
| posted to 3 groups whose members probably
| need to be accurate about time recording