The percentage sign (%) should be used in place of the word ‘percent’ after numbers:
e.g. The economy contracted by 0.5% last week.
Currency should be represented with a $ symbol before the number, and following other number rules:
e.g. $2,500, $3.4 billion, “It cost $10.”
- Foreign currency, if dollars, should be written with the two letter abbreviation:
e.g. AU $24.
- Informal currency expressions should be captioned as heard:
e.g. 20 grand, 50 bucks, 40 quid.
Metric units of measurement should be abbreviated for readability and be represented as digits:
e.g. 4m, 10cm, 100km, 5L.
Imperial units of measurement should be written out as words, with numbers one to ten written as words and 11+ as digits:
e.g. six feet, 11 inches.
More questions? See our Recorded Captioning Style Guide.