Xenharmonic Wiki:Conventions

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A few conventions have evolved in this wiki that would be good to keep consistent with.

(please feel free to add rules in use here, and please provide reasons for it! Thanks!)

Decimal numbers

Use the English convention with decimal point, when articles are in English language (which is mostly the case).

correct wrong
701.995 702,995

Logarithmic interval measures

For normal tables, we decided to stick to cent values with a fixed precision, mostly 2 or 3 in the fractional part. 3 is helpful when serving as a canonical reference point for people to compare their own calculations with. Its main purpose is to give an idea of interval sizes and relation to known intervals in the 12edo system of western music. Alternative interval size measures are acceptable if they better reflect the idea behind an interval system, scale etc. but "competing" columns with logarithmic sizes in the same table should usually be avoided.


Links - both wiki-internal and external ones - should have meaningful text; something like "here" is not very useful for understanding and orientation, often the page title is a good starting point.

For more info see Help:Here-links

See also