Deirdre Reagan wrote: > 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. > > .... > > 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."
Deirdre: I'd use the well-known word "numerals" rather than the awkward phrase "numerical characters", and I agree with you that "letters" is better than "alpha characters". If your example sentence is trying to describe the desired sort order for part numbers, you could change it to something like "when sorting part numbers, numerals 0-9 follow letters A-Z," or "numerals are sorted after letters (e.g., part number 000000 follows part number ZZZZZZ)," or "the sort order is A through Z, then 0 through 9," or just "sort numerals after letters." -Andrew === Andrew Warren - awarren at synaptics.com === Synaptics, Inc - Santa Clara, CA