# Decimal and percentage mark

Does anyone else have problem using a comma for decimal and percentage mark?
I live in a country where we use a comma for decimal mark, so when I have to use it for percentage mark my brain does “a click” before writing it 😉
I looked for another marks for percentage in different shorthand systems, but all they use their “s” sign.
Let it be mentioned, I don’t know from where, but I wrote % as “prs”.
Here in Wikipedia, a worldmap showing where comma is used as a decimal mark:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimal_mark

(by Osvaldo for group greggshorthand)

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1. Waldir Cury says:

Maron System expresses percentage using a dot below the number. So, 2% is represented by 2 and a dot below it. In case of two or more numbers, the dot is put below the last number. So, 235 % is represented by a dot below the last number (5).

2. Carlos says:

Yes, the way I memorized percentage at the s is to think of percentage as coming from "cent." So instead of writing "%", you write a comma s as if you were to write "cent.".

Does this make sense?

3. Henar GMG says:

Marti method (a spanish one) use a little line below the number to express percentage, the comma for hundred (1, is one hundred; 4, four hundred), the upper comma for decimal (4'), the dot for thousand (1.4,'2 one thousand and four hundred comma two). Sorry for my english. I hope you've understood.

4. Osvaldo Castro says: