Re: Euro currency sign

Rob (
Fri, 17 Oct 1997 02:40:03 -0500

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From: "Rob" <>
To: "Martin J. D^nrst" <>,
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 1997 02:40:03 -0500
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Subject: Re: Euro currency sign

On 16 Oct 97, Martin J. D=FCrst wrote:

> > Adding some type of general entity or element that takes into account =
> > document's language and region and formats the currency, thousanth 
> > markers and decimals would be a nice idea... if you could travel back =
> > time to amend the original HTML draft. It's a bit late to add somethin=
> > like that as well.
> There was a proposal like this, in the first draft of what became
> later RFC 2070 (HTML i18n). But it has many problems. The biggest
> problem is that you can't just covert e.g. from USD to Euro when
> you present, because the conversion rate changes daily, you don't
> know which conversion rate is appropriate (might be a page with
> [..]

I just meant converting the form, say "1,000.12" to "1.000,12" or 
something that would use the appropriate currency symbol: perhaps
<span lang=3D"en-US">&currenvy;</span> but not actual monetary
conversions. Yuck!