Vorsorge zu 1.170 %o

10:41 Jul 30, 2018
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Insurance
German term or phrase: Vorsorge zu 1.170 %o
My question is the "O" that is very definitely appended to the "%":

This repeatedly occurs as "%o" in this section, but there are numerous other places where "%" occurs ALONE, and without the appended "o".

Is this a (recurring) misprint, or does "%o" differ from simple "%"?

Please help.
Thank you!!

RE Anderson
Chicago, IL, USA
United States

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per mille/thousandths

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What is %o in printf function in the C programming language?
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%o in printf prints octal value.

int a = 016;
printf("Octal Value : %on", a);
printf("Decimal Value : %d", a);

Result :

Octal Value : 16
Decimal Value : 14

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Reference: per mille/thousandths

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Note added at 7 hrs (2018-07-30 18:38:48 GMT)

If they use percent and per mille in the same document, I would convert the latter into the former for consistency.

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agree  Darin Fitzpatrick: This seems most likely.
15 hrs
agree  Uta Kappler
2 days 2 hrs
agree  gangels
4 days
agree  Steve R: Per mille figures are not uncommon in relation to pensions and other types of "Vorsorge". Use the proper per mille sign (‰ - Alt+0137 on Windows). Whether I would convert the figures to percentages depends on the likely readership.
6 days
agree  Michael Bailey
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