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View Poll Results: The euro is:
A great idea. Exchange rates are a pain! 6 54.55%
A terrible idea! I liked my old money! 1 9.09%
An interesting idea. We'll have to see whether it's good or bad. 3 27.27%
What's a euro? 1 9.09%
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Old 2002-05-14, 19:05
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Currency

I don't know a lot about foreign currency and it seems kind of interesting. What's your country's currency and where is the symbol located on your keyboard? What are the part-of-currency units called?

No euro cop-outs! Though if you want to list your native currency AND the euro, that's okay.

Obviously, I use the US dollar. The fractional currency is measured in cents.
Dollar symbol: $
Located: Shift-4
Cent symbol: ¢
Located: Ascii 155/Unicode 162
Example: $3.25 (period, not comma)
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Old 2002-05-14, 19:40
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Gezz...no offence, but isn't this going to be one hell of a boring thread if we all list stats?

symbol: £
Located: Shift-3
100th symbol: p
Located: hmz.. varies I think, not on official ascii?
Example: £3.25 (period , not comma)
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Old 2002-05-14, 20:02
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Well, feel free to make fun of other people's currency if that makes you feel better. Any particularly devalued currencies right now???

And DF, you didn't say how to pronounce your symbols! Though its pounds/pence right?

What about stuff like quid, shilling, crown. Are those slang/archaic?
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Old 2002-05-14, 20:07
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symbol: €
Located: I need a new keyboard.
100th symbol: you just say €3,25...
Located: ASCII - 0128 or &128; in HTML...
Example: €3,25
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Old 2002-05-14, 20:17
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Gah! That's a euro cop-out! *fume fume*

Also, it might be fun to see coin names. The more unique they are, the better.

US has
penny - 1 cent
nickel - 5 cent
dime - 10 cent
quarter - 25 cent

There used to be the notion of a 'bit' which was 12.5 cents, though I don't know if it ever was a coin.

Then there's dumb boring names like a half-dollar, and a silver dollar.

Common bill denominations are 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 dollars. I've never seen a higher denomination bill, though I'm sure they exist. There also used to be a 2 dollar bill. Don't know who thought _that_ was a good idea.

I don't carry cash with me so I can't describe the coins and bills. Though I'm sure most people know that American money is a really boring green.
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Quote:
Originally posted by arognlie

And DF, you didn't say how to pronounce your symbols! Though its pounds/pence right?

What about stuff like quid, shilling, crown. Are those slang/archaic?
True, but thats only really how you spell the pronouncation
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Quid is a pound. (sort of slang)
The rest are archaic.
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Doh! And I just noticed that wacko did a euro poll back in Jan (before my time. ). So feel free to disregard that, though now that it's had a bit of time to sink in and there are new members, there might be different results!

Sorry wacko!
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Euro is good, but I liked the old money better (it was nicer). Also: I don't think a € (ALT+CTRL+5) has some other names for quarters and such. With the guilders we had it, though.

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kwartje looks like it sounds kind of like quarter. The same 1/4 root.
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I think the Euro is a good idea in principle, but I'm too used to the Pound -_-
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Hmm... maybe I should get the poll taken down. I want to know mostly about what money everyone uses and styles of markup, how you type it (different keyboards), how you say it and all that stuff. The euro thing was just kind of an afterthought.

Work with me, people. Let's focus.
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Israeli shekel
key: ASCII 15 works sometimes, on ICQ anyway, for me it does

You can make a £ in ASCII too, 0163.
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Quote:
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kwartje looks like it sounds kind of like quarter. The same 1/4 root.
It's a 'smaller version' of quarter (little quarter)

een Kwart: a Quarter



THe euro coins are okey, but dutch money have beautifull, you really had the feeling you were holding something valuable (unlike the dollar, sorry )
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What pain mean exactly??
1€ = 0,5$canada = 1,3$usa = 6,56FFrance
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The €uro coins are nicer than the guilders, although (as I heard) less strong. Our old paper money was very nice, much better than those weird bridges and ports on the €uro paper money.

But I like the money, I've got adapted to it quite quickly. Although sometimes I still underestimate the value of it (€ 1 = fl 2.20).

(fl was our old symbol for guilders, from "florijn")
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not 1,3 dollar, 1.1 dollar acourding the latest course
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I think Atresica just addressed the 'pain.' Somehow fitting.

Now, enough about the Euro. What about your money? Anyone know about the Zlotys or whatever that Gazzie was talking about?
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