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Re: HTML - i18n / NCR & charsets



In message <1.5.4.32.19961130145612.00666044@mail.netvision.net.il> 30 Nov 1996 16:56:12, rosenne@NetVision.net.il wrote:

> At 13:27 30/11/96 +0000, Peter Flynn wrote:
> >   ISO8879 names for Windows CP 1252 80-9F (128-160) entities:
> >
> >   83 (131) --   ?   -- florin
> >
> >What's a florin? I know it's the old UK name for what was two
> >shillings, but Bill obviously means something else here.
> 
> Florin is the Dutch Guilder, a.k.a. HFl and Gulden. It is derived from the
> name of the city Florence, a.k.a. Firence, where banking was invented. Too
> bad the Europeans are so confused.

Like many other currencies (forint for instance).

Well... "dollar" comes from "thaller" which used to be a weight
of gold. Too bad the non-europeans are also so confused.

And TMCB reminded us that the $ sign comes a spanish blazon...

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