In message <email@example.com> 30 Nov 1996 16:56:12, rosenne@NetVision.net.il wrote:
> At 13:27 30/11/96 +0000, Peter Flynn wrote:
> > ISO8879 names for Windows CP 1252 80-9F (128-160) entities:
> > 83 (131) -- ? -- florin
> >What's a florin? I know it's the old UK name for what was two
> >shillings, but Bill obviously means something else here.
> Florin is the Dutch Guilder, a.k.a. HFl and Gulden. It is derived from the
> name of the city Florence, a.k.a. Firence, where banking was invented. Too
> bad the Europeans are so confused.
Like many other currencies (forint for instance).
Well... "dollar" comes from "thaller" which used to be a weight
of gold. Too bad the non-europeans are also so confused.
And TMCB reminded us that the $ sign comes a spanish blazon...
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