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RE: Euro currency sign

From: Carrasco Benitez Manuel <manuel.carrasco@emea.eudra.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 1997 09:55:05 +0100
Message-Id: <5DFB753C1329D1119DEC00805F15C342D8D2@WS015>
To: "'Rob'" <wlkngowl@unix.asb.com>, "Martin J. D^nrst" <mduerst@ifi.unizh.ch>, www-international@w3.org, www-html@w3.org
> On 16 Oct 97, Martin J. Dürst wrote:
> 
> > > Adding some type of general entity or element that takes into
> account a 
> > > document's language and region and formats the currency, thousanth
> 
> > > markers and decimals would be a nice idea... if you could travel
> back in 
> > > time to amend the original HTML draft. It's a bit late to add
> something 
> > > 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="en-US">&currenvy;</span> but not actual monetary
> conversions. Yuck!
> 
> 
> [Carrasco Benitez Manuel]  
> A very valid point, but 
> 
>  - In some countries it is  $1,000.12
>  - In others it is written $1.000,12
> 
> I assume that the something similiar would happen for the euro;
> i.e., this type of local is not dependant on the currency.
> 
> Regards
> Tomas
> 
>  
Received on Friday, 17 October 1997 04:57:17 GMT

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