Euro and German currency
[1/11] from: AJMartin:orcon at: 24-Dec-2003 22:42
Can people living in Europe or Germany confirm whether these formats for currency look right, please? Euro: 123.456,00 German Mark: 123.456,00 DM US Dollar: $123,456.00 Unfortunately, Rebol doesn't yet understand the above formats:
** Syntax Error: Invalid decimal -- 123.456,00 ** Near: (line 1) 123.456,00
** Syntax Error: Invalid decimal -- 123.456,00DM ** Near: (line 1) 123.456,00DM Andrew J Martin Speaking in tongues and performing miracles. ICQ: 26227169 http://www.rebol.it/Valley/ http://valley.orcon.net.nz/ http://Valley.150m.com/
[2/11] from: varnoux:atmel at: 21-Oct-2003 11:35
Hi, I live in France. 1) I see no reason for putting a point at the "thousand" delimiter: $123,456.00 = 123456.00 (more or less ;o) ) you can perhaps swap the dot with a comma (depending of Europe areas) 2) The German Mark doesn't exist anymore... (think !) So I see no point for REBOL as a modern language to support it (like for the French Francs). Unfortunately, it doesn't support neither. Vincent A J Martin wrote:
[3/11] from: SunandaDH:aol at: 21-Oct-2003 5:53
> Euro: 123.456,00 β¬ > German Mark: 123.456,00 DM > US Dollar: $123,456.00
The euro (always supposed to be lowercase and singular as in "I bought six sheep and five fish for ten euro" -- although that doesn't happen in practice) should precede the amount: β¬123.456,00 with no space before the leading digit. Commas and points for spacing and decimals have local traditions) More information about the euro at: http://europa.eu.int/comm/economy_finance/euro_en.htm (I had to read all that once -- now it's your turn :-) ) Your format for DM looks okay from what I remember, though that is mainly of historical use. Sunanda.
[4/11] from: carlos:lorenz:bol at: 21-Oct-2003 8:09
Andrew, Here in Brazil the currency notation is just like in Europe, except for the money sign i.e. R$ 125.456,00 Carlos Em Ter 21 Out 2003 07:12, A J Martin escreveu:
[5/11] from: rebol-list::b3tm::de at: 21-Oct-2003 15:12
Hi Andrew, here comes some info from a German. There might be some official guidelines where to put the euro-sign in a currency format, but in real life it doesn't matter if it is in front or behind the amount. Important is the "." as delimiter for thousands and "," as decimal delimiter. Sometimes we use EUR for the Euro when the is not available (price labels). As we have the euro as the only legal currency, the German Mark is only useful for historical circumstances (as said before Note: Your quotation is right). HTH Thorsten A J Martin <[AJMartin--orcon--net--nz]> schrieb am 21.10.2003, 11:12:47:
[6/11] from: amicom:sonic at: 21-Oct-2003 10:48
Andrew, Rebol's Currency datatype will accept the following format:
== EUR$123456.00 Bohdan "Bo" Lechnowsky Lechnowsky Technical Consulting At 10:12 PM 10/21/03 +1300, you wrote:
[7/11] from: antonr:iinet:au at: 22-Oct-2003 12:47
Is there supposed to be a special symbol here? (Not just "DM" ?) I don't see it here in Outlook. Anton.
[8/11] from: andrew:martin:colenso:school at: 24-Dec-2003 22:42
> Is there supposed to be a special symbol here? > (Not just "DM" ?) > I don't see it here in Outlook.
There's only "DM" there. Did you see the special Euro character? It's like a curly capital "e". Andrew J Martin Attendance Officer Speaking in tongues and performing miracles Colenso High School Arnold Street, Napier. Tel: 64-6-8310180 ext 826 Fax: 64-6-8336759 http://colenso.net/scripts/Wiki.r?AJM http://www.colenso.school.nz/ DISCLAIMER: Colenso High School and its Board of Trustees is not responsible (or legally liable) for materials distributed to or acquired from user e-mail accounts. You can report any misuse of an e-mail account to our ICT Manager and the complaint will be investigated. (Misuse can come in many forms, but can be viewed as any material sent/received that indicate or suggest pornography, unethical or illegal solicitation, racism, sexism, inappropriate language and/or other issues described in our Acceptable Use Policy.) All outgoing messages are certified virus-free by McAfee GroupShield Exchange 5.10.285.0 Phone: +64 6 843 5095 or Fax: +64 6 833 6759 or E-mail: [postmaster--colenso--school--nz]
[9/11] from: antonr:iinet:au at: 22-Oct-2003 23:23
Yep, saw the euro, thanks. Anton.
[10/11] from: robert:muench:robertmuench at: 22-Oct-2003 20:17
On Tue, 21 Oct 2003 22:12:47 +1300, A J Martin <[AJMartin--orcon--net--nz]> wrote:
> Can people living in Europe or Germany confirm whether these formats for > currency look right, please? > > Euro: 123.456,00 €
Hi, I think with € it's the taste of people how to use it. Both are OK: € 123.456,00 or 123.456,00 €
> German Mark: 123.456,00 DM
Well, it's history, so we don't need it anymore.
> US Dollar: $123,456.00
We don't use $ (yet) here in Europe/Germany ;-) Robert
[11/11] from: r3b0l:free at: 23-Oct-2003 22:31
Le 21-Oct-03, vous avez ιcrit :
> Can people living in Europe or Germany confirm whether these formats for > currency look right, please? > > Euro: 123.456,00 > German Mark: 123.456,00 DM > US Dollar: $123,456.00
First correct notations for currency taken in my old ARexx script YAE (1999)... EUR VALUE IN (conforming ISO 4217 standard) French Republic French franc FRF 6.55957 Federal Republic of Germany German mark DEM 1.95583 Italian Republic Italian lira ITL 1936.27000 Kingdom of Spain Spanish peseta ESP 166.38600 Portuguese Republic Portuguese escudo PTE 200.48200 Republic of Austria Austrian schilling ATS 13.76030 Ireland Irish pound IEP 0.78756 Kingdom of the Netherlands Dutch guilder NLG 2.20371 Kingdom of Belgium Belgian franc BEF 40.33990 Republic of Finland Finnish markka FIM 5.94573 The POINT notation for thousands is not used in France (Europe ?). The comma (,) is use to separate euros and cents. Euro : 123 456,00 EUR As i don't use yet unicode (16 bits) charset on my Amiga mailer (YAM), i obtain a only a little box (null character) in display instead of Euro character when i received emails send in Windows1252 charset ;-( This problem is the same with lot of browsers on Linux, MacOS, etc... M$ doesn't respect the official norm so the Windows1252 charset use the FALSE position 128 in (x80) classic ascii table... Others OS (the reference is Latin 9 (ISO-8859-15) use the TRUE position 164 (xA4) in ISO-8859-15 charset (replace the old ISO 8859-1 also known as Latin-1). To obtain the EURo char, type AltGr + E on european keyboard (french, etc...) and AltGr + 5 on US keyboard Very complex for just a character... Personally, i often use "EUR" the ISO4217 notation ;-) Arnaud, somewhere in France -- Site of the day : http://www.morphos.net/