Currency style guide
Thread poster: Daina Jauntirans
| Ask your local bank. || Jul 17, 2002 |
Your bank should be able to help you.
In Sweden they use three upper case letters, placed before the numerals. Eg, USD, US dollar. GBD, Great Britain pound. SEK, Swedish krona.
I have seen the upper case M used to indicate millions, eg, MSEK.
| Not a question || Jul 17, 2002 |
Actually, this wasn\'t a question. The site I submitted lists possible style guidelines for writing currencies in English. This is one possible way to do it based on some well-respected sources like the Chicago Manual of Style.
By the way, I disagree with Mats - it depends on the context. ISO codes are perfectly appropriate in specialized financial documents, but I agree with the site that many laypeople are unfamiliar with these.
| | Ralf Lemster
Local time: 11:32
English to German
Yes, EU euro is not correct in my opinion either. However, I think their justification for capitalization is OK - they intend these designations to be capitalized only in lists, especially in software / Web sites. In regular text, they should not be capped.
Here is a site that follows this style:
(The dropdown list has everything capitalized and the articles to the right lowercase currencies.)
Anyway, sometimes the rule in English is \"as long as you are consistent within a text, there are several possible options\". So if you decide to lowercase, so be it, as long as you do that throughout the text.
Thanks for the discussion! Not too many people are that interested in these nit-picky language points.
| Thanks Mats! An unfortunate slip of my finger. || Jul 19, 2002 |
On 2002-07-17 21:16, MatsWiman wrote:
and George, it\'s GBP.
MSEK = MEGA-SEK = million SEK
KSEK = kilo-SEK = thousand SEK
In a globalised world the only answer is SEK, ATS, HUF etc.
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