Re: Euro currency sign

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Tue Oct 21 1997 - 12:51:24 EDT

Ar 08:49 -0700 1997-10-21, scríobh Lars Henrik Mathiesen:

> XEU ECU (E for European Community, U for Unit)
> XAF Central African Franc (A for Africa, F for Franc)

I always thought the X meant transfer in codes like these. I don't know why.

>The registration of EUR, however, arrogates the registrable 3166 code
>EU, and ignores the first-letter-of-currency-name guideline as well.
>Which only goes to show that the Commision is about as powerful as
>Bill Gates.

At least they have some accountability to the elected bureaucracy. :-)

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