Re: Euro currency sign

Carrasco Benitez Manuel (manuel.carrasco@emea.eudra.org)
Fri, 17 Oct 1997 09:55:05 +0100


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From: Carrasco Benitez Manuel <manuel.carrasco@emea.eudra.org>
To: "'Rob'" <wlkngowl@unix.asb.com>,
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 1997 09:55:05 +0100
Subject: RE: Euro currency sign

> On 16 Oct 97, Martin J. D=FCrst wrote:
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> > > Adding some type of general entity or element that takes into
> account a=20
> > > document's language and region and formats the currency, =
thousanth
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> > > markers and decimals would be a nice idea... if you could travel
> back in=20
> > > time to amend the original HTML draft. It's a bit late to add
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> > > like that as well.
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> > 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
> > [..]
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> I just meant converting the form, say "1,000.12" to "1.000,12" or=20
> something that would use the appropriate currency symbol: perhaps
> <span lang=3D"en-US">&currenvy;</span> but not actual monetary
> conversions. Yuck!
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> [Carrasco Benitez Manuel] =20
> A very valid point, but=20
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>  - In some countries it is  $1,000.12
>  - In others it is written $1.000,12
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> I assume that the something similiar would happen for the euro;
> i.e., this type of local is not dependant on the currency.
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> Regards
> Tomas
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