ISO Numeric Emphasis

A number appearing in running prose. The <num> element is provided to allow numbers to be tagged so that the decimal separators and group separators appearing in them can be identified explicitly; this is helpful when the document is to be rendered in a style which may require different decimal or group separators in different contexts or for different languages.


Usage: It is not required for all numbers that appear in the text to be tagged using <num>. This is a processing convenience. In some environments, the choice of decimal and group separators is fixed for all documents; in others, there is no requirement that the separators be explicitly identified. Even in environments where the <num> element is used, numerals which are rendered without either a decimal or a group separator may typically remain untagged.


Model Description

Text, numbers, or special characters

This element may be contained in:

Example 1

<p>The method of measurement is the same as that described 
in <xref ref-type="sec" rid="sec_5.2.3.1"></xref>, 
except that the range of indentation is from 0 mm to 
<num dsep=",">1,8</num> mm.</p>

Example 2

... <num dsep=".">1.3</num> mg/mL of amoxicillin and 
<num dsep=".">62.5</num> µL of clavulanic ...