In this case I agree with you that "number" and "letter" are better choices.
Deirdre Reagan wrote: > Thanks all for the responses about alphanumeric characters and the use > of that terminology. > > I get that 123ABC consist of alphanumerical characters. > > However, does 123 consist of numerical characters? I would say it > consists of numbers. > > Does ABC consist of alpha characters? I would say it consists of letters. > > In the documents I am working with, 123 is refered to as numerical > characters and ABC is refered to as alpha characters. > > Here's what I'm talking about: > > "Move the part numbers that begin with a numerical character to the > end of the list after the part numbers that begin with an alpha > character." > > I'm just wondering how widespread this usage is. Are these terms just > in my documents in my company, and I should make the correction, or do > technical writers the world over use "alpha characters" to refer to > letters and "numerical characters" to refer to numbers? > > Thanks! > > Deirdre > _______________________________________________ > > > You are currently subscribed to Framers as jowens at magma.ca. > > Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. > > To unsubscribe send a blank email to > framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com > or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/jowens%40magma.ca > > Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. > >