RE: Monetary decimal separators

From: Kent Karlsson (
Date: Wed Sep 14 2005 - 05:03:24 CDT

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    Jukka "Yucca" Korpela wrote:

    > I was somewhat surprised at seeing an _official_ practice of using a

    I'm not surprised at all. ":" is what is customarily used for this, and
    been for a long time. (In addition "00" as monetary decimal part is
    written as "-"; one or other kind of dash, en dash would probably be

    > monetary decimal separator different from decimal separator described
    > recommended in a rather new document: The Swedish recommendations to
    > public administration, or "Myndigheternas skrivregler", issued in
    > 2004, recommend the use of ":" as a decimal separator (though they
    > mention, in parentheses, the use of "," as well). They can be found

    Using "," for that is more of a fallback, since computer systems may
    generate that output. But note section 9.5.3 on the same page.

    > the intro page
    > and rules are in clause 9.5 Penningbelopp, at

            /kent k

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