Numbers - Do you use numbers digits instead of words?

Last updated by Tiago Araújo [SSW] 11 months ago.See history

Whenever writing numbers, it's generally a good idea to use numerals, especially for complicated numbers. Numerals are more easily noticed when a page is scanned by a user's eye.

For example:

There are seventy three good reasons to do this.

Figure: Bad example - The number is spelled out

There are 73 good reasons to do this.

Figure: Good example - This is easier to read and more noticeable

Certain editorial guidelines suggest using numerals for numbers 10 and above, while numbers 9 and below should be written out. However, when it comes to web content, we generally prefer using numerals regardless.

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