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How do I write national/international/world currency symbols or code? Pages that link to <a href="http://ozoneasylum.com/backlink?for=5297" title="Pages that link to How do I write national/international/world currency symbols or code?" rel="nofollow" >How do I write national/international/world currency symbols or code?\

There are various ways of doing this - you can use special characters like:

&amp;pound; &amp;#163; - £
&amp;yen; &amp;#165; - ¥
&amp;euro; &amp;#8364; - â¬

but support for these characters depnds on the computer being used and their meaning may also differ across the world (dollars, dinars and pounds are widley uused names for different currencies). What you really need to do is is use the international standard ISO 4217 which is a 3 letter standard recognised across the world e.g.:

USD - United States Dollars
EUR - Euro
GBP - Great Britain Pounds

You should also bear in mind that the writing of numbers and dates can differ and you may also want to address that issue at the same time.

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Relevant links:

International Writing - a good guide to writing dates, numbers and currency for an international audience.

Google's ISO 4217 directory

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Relevant notes:

At the time of writing this FAQ was number 2 at Google for the terms national, currency, symbols and international, currency, symbols as well as number 12 for the terms world, currency, symbols and currency, symbols.

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Emperor

(Added by: Emperor on Tue 17-Sep-2002)

(Edited by: Emperor on Mon 09-Dec-2002)

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