Re: String name and Character Name

From: Martin Green (mjdgreen@rainbow4.demon.co.uk)
Date: Wed Apr 27 2005 - 06:36:38 CST

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    Michael Everson wrote:

    >
    > This is correct, and "shilling" should be deleted (It was also "Irish"
    > and so the rubric is doubly offensive. "Shilling" does have an
    > abbreviation apart from the notation with solidus, i.e. "d.". Another
    > notation was 3.4d.6p. if I remember. I never used this currency, only
    > the later decimal versions.
    >
    >
    Micheal I am surprised at you. It is obvious you were brought up in the
    post-decimal era! The abbreviation for "shilling" was "s" while "pence"
    was "d". So the amount would have appeared as 3.4s.6d (except normally
    the dot was actually a double dot - not ellipsis).

    Martin
    Old enough to remember!



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