Bug#248377: Bug report is definitely right
Quoting GOTO Masanori (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> At Mon, 14 Jun 2004 17:27:34 +0200,
> Christian Perrier wrote:
> > This bug report is definitely right. The thousands separator in french
> > is a space and not empty. So, thousands_sep should be "<U0020>"
> > All references I have consulted use this, including all Microsoft
> > Windows versions..:-)
> Thanks for your investigation. However Denis Barbier said it should
> be <U00A0> instead of <U0020>. Which separater should we select?
Denis is right, I forgot about this, which we indeed discussed
together at Debconf. <U00A0> is a non breaking space which makes much
more sense than a space for numbers separator because it theoretically
prevents number to be wrapped at line ends.
Not sure whether MS environments use it or a "normal" space, but
nothing prevents us from being better than them, right ? :-)