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07:14 Apr 4, 2007
English to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Telecom(munications)
English term or phrase:digits vs. numerals in this context
please advise me which of the words (digits or numerals) is better to use in this context - or either will do ?
Also, if you have time, please share your opinion which of the two sentences sounds better in English (both are translations of the same Russian sentence). Or the both are ok ?
Thank you !
(i) The first telephone sets with rotary dials had only numerals on them. In the 1920s letters standing beside numerals came into use.
(ii) The dialers of the first dial telephones had only digits. In the 20s of the last century letters first appeared near the digits.