>What's a florin? I know it's the old UK name for what was two
>shillings, but Bill obviously means something else here.
A florin is the curly-descender f like you see in mathematical f(x).
Then that really is a florin: it's the Dutch currency symbol.
I had no idea that Windoze had actually given it its real name :-)
The math f(x) should use just a regular (implied italic) f. To use a
non-f character makes the math harder to parse, as users searching
databases for functions will search for a genuine f, not a NCR.
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