This is an international forum with a number of members outside North America. We're all using computers and keyboards and "code pages" localized to where we live, and that can cause some small problems. I'm getting tired of looking at the question marks substituted for unrecognized characters.
- North American computers typically don't display the British pound sterling symbol correctly.
- North American computers typically don't display the Euro symbol correctly.
- I believe some other computers don't display the dollar symbol correctly.
- At least three countries with FOG members call their currency "dollars" and use the dollar sign. The exchange rates vary quite a bit, so without knowing what country's "dollars" we can't make any comparisons.
I suggest we use the international text currency codes (ISO 4217). These use only standard ASCII and should display properly on any computer running a Latin-based code page.
Bermuda BMD Hi, Rob!
United Kingdom GBP
Reference: XE.com World Currency
Whether you put the currency code before or after the amount doesn't matter much. I think we can all cope with 25 EUR and USD 10, or the other way around.