Table 1.

Illustrative results from keying Embedded Image on various systems and devices. Note how different rules can produce the same result (e.g. iPhone Drug Infusion and Graseby 500) that for other input (e.g. Embedded Image) would give different results.

systemexamplevaluerationale
creatinine clearance calculatorXeloda 71CRCL123despite the decimal point on the keypad, all data entry silently ignores it
search engineWolfram Alpha6treated as 1 × 2 × 3
office softwareMicrosoft Word tools calculate1 • 5treated as 1 • 2 + 0 • 3
infusion pumpGraseby 34001 • 3dot zeros the decimal part, so Embedded Image enters 1 • 0, then the Embedded Image updates it to 1 • 3 (or 1 • 30 and 1 • 300 depending on mode)
handheld calculatorCasio HS-8V (Thimbleby 2005)1 • 23second and subsequent decimal points are ignored
mobile phoneiPhone DrugInfusion1 • 2second decimal point terminates number
infusion pumpGraseby 5001 • 2discards everything after first decimal digit
maths packageWolfram Mathematica0 • 36treated as 1 • 2 × • 3
spreadsheetMicrosoft Excel0converted to a string, which may be treated as zero
spreadsheetSun OpenOffice01/02/03converted to a date—ambiguously, 1 February, 2 January, 3 February, 1901, 2001 … , etc.