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  • $ 42 or $42? Spacing question

    For a flyer, I had prices as:
    $48 Adults
    $40 Seniors
    $30 Students
    Client wants it to appear with a space between the $ and the numbers:
    $ 48 Adults
    $ 40 Seniors
    $ 30 Students
    Can someone explain to me why? Is there something I don't know here?

    I'm going to give them what they want, but I just think it looks odd.
    It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?" – Winnie the Pooh

  • #2
    It does. They're wrong. You're right.

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    • #3
      You are so right, no space.
      Tricia Lynn



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      • #4
        Yup, no space. They need to upgrade their brand of crack.
        "Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do!" - Ricky Ricardo

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        • #5
          Originally posted by urstwile
          Yup, no space. They need to upgrade their brand of crack.
          Or maybe the problem is that their crack is too good...

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          • #6
            I thought we couldn't discuss pricing here??? hehe

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            • #7
              hahaha..... that space just look really awkward show them an example so they know they are wrong =]

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              • #8
                Originally posted by urstwile
                Yup, no space. They need to upgrade their brand of crack.
                or booger sugar
                Less be more.

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                • #9
                  No space.
                  Let me see you make decisions without your televisions.

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                  • #10
                    The only time I'd do the space is if there was a list of of prices and the last one was say $100 and you really wanted the $'s to align. But even then I'd probably want to only use the $ on the first item on the list and leave the rest blank.
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                    • #11
                      I think they want easy visibility. I wouldn't add a space. Adjust the kerning instead.
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                      • #12
                        Maybe they're from France, or Canada - they do some odd things with spacing in French - like the extra space before an exclamation mark ! Or using a space instead of a comma in numbers like 5 000.
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                        • #13
                          A while ago I was working on a French translation for a training manual for a Canadian drug store chain. In the copy they gave me, the colon after every heading had a space before it. It was driving me mad, I though it was just because someone just thought it looked better. So I took each and every single one out. When I got revisions back from them, they added back all the spaces before the colons. I looked it up online just too see who was the crazy one, and it turns out it was me. They just do that sort of thing in French.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Virgo Nightingale
                            In the copy they gave me, the colon
                            damn, thats gotta be messy
                            ‘Our great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is privately controlled. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the civilized world. No government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of small groups of men.’ - Woodrow Wilson

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                            • #15
                              lol
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