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Question about Abbreviation - British Currency

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Re: Question about Abbreviation - British Currency

Posted: 15 Dec 2012 7:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
I've arrived late into this intriguing coversation, but, my observation may be of interest.

As you have correctly been advised the marks you've noted are merely dividers; the reason you consider them as quotation marks may be down to the limitations of A.S.C.I. code ~ there's not one for the sterling currency divider markers.

We used double dots, side by side, but NOT placed on the line; they were placed halfway up the height of the numerals. I have a vague recollection of that particular lesson, to this very day. [ Mrs. Stratton, I believe.]

Of interest, may be the treatment, in Britain, of the decimal point. We place the decimal point midway up the height of the numerals. On 'the continent', [Europe b.t.w.] they use a 'comma' thus:[ , ] placed upon the line, to divide the units from the tenths.
That took me a while to get accustomed to.

I'd return to the old method in a heartbeat, if it were my decision. But that's just me.
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elizabeee 23 Sep 2012 2:04PM GMT 
ELLinSpain 24 Sep 2012 5:51PM GMT 
elizabeee 24 Sep 2012 7:05PM GMT 
TeamOwen 24 Sep 2012 9:52PM GMT 
elizabeee 24 Sep 2012 10:28PM GMT 
BelleRinger 12 Oct 2012 10:56AM GMT 
halpark 29 Oct 2012 1:51PM GMT 
JMooWat 25 Nov 2012 8:53AM GMT 
AnneKeen75 19 Oct 2012 8:21PM GMT 
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