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Hi David, 

David Nelson wrote:
Hi, :-)

On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 19:22, Bernhard Dippold
<> wrote:
By the way, could you Design guys please maybe fix the banner? A sum
of money expressed in English with the euro sign should be formatted
exactly like this: €50,000

(Notice the comma separator for the thousands, and the prefixed euro
symbol. The point/dot/period is a *decimal separator*.)

As the comma separator shows the same problems in other parts of the world
as the point in your understanding, we should avoid both on the international
site. 50 000 is easy to recognize by everybody.

My 2 cents would be that since the language being used in the banner
is English, it would be a good idea to conform to *English*
conventions. The comma separator for thousands and the
point/period/dot for the decimal separator is the convention in every
English-speaking country in the world.

Is usage of the separator *mandatory* in every English-speaking country in the world?

There are lots of languages where we don't have a localized page - and we don't 
have localized banners at all.

So if there is a possibility to avoid the impression of a donation of just € 50 while using 
"right" English, I'd vote for it.

And the Euro sign "€" is not the officially approved currency symbol by the
European Union and might be not understood / wrongly formatted in other parts
of the world. Therefore I prefer "EUR".

Read this, Bernhard:

Or maybe the European Commission is not really worthy of serious consideration?

You never sound cynical - do you ?

It's a great pleasure to discuss with you - but I can add smileys too ;-)

I remembered the official text on the plural usage we discussed some time ago:

There you can read: 
"The official abbreviation, according to ISO 4217, for 'euro' is 'EUR' in all languages."

But you're right, that the € sign has been introduced by the European Commission, so 
my comment proved wrong: It is the officially approved symbol for EUR.

So sorry for my misinterpretation - you can use € if you don't want/need to use the 
ISO code.

Best regards


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