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    Using commas instead of periods...

    Ok, humor me here please...

    Seeing Boub's recent news post and using a comma to express the break between dollars and cents.. (ie, $2,99 instead of $2.99) is this a European thing? or something that I've missed in all these 20+ years... ? (I saw someone else use it recently on this forum) please enlighten me. The comma throws me off somehow.

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    This is a good post! So I did a search. This will answer all of your questions I think (Scroll down to the graph).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimal_mark

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    Yes.

    European notations:
    5,- €
    4,98 €
    9.489,95 €
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    It's always a little weird to get used to whenever I go to Europe. "haha, they put the comma in the wrong place. What?! This laptop is 50 THOUSAND EUROS?!?! Ohhhhhhhhh, right".

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    Yep, it's reversed in several places.

    The decimal marks the thousands place and the comma marks the decimals.

    E.g. $5,400.00 vs $5.400,00
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    So we know Boub is European hmmmmm very interesting news.

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    I wonder if you could get BestBuy to price match something in a European advertisement... flat screen tv for $1.500 please.
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    Btw, even though the UK is part of Europe, the decimal point is used the same as in America. It's all kinds of crazy.

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    From what i learned at school in Australia it was a standard that we used a comma for each hundredth value after the decimal point for zero.

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    UK:

    £50.50 - Fifty pounds and fifty pence.
    £5,050 - Five thousand and fifty pounds
    £5,050.50 - Five thousand and fifty pounds and fifty pence.

    Monetarily, Periods indicate pennies (which can never be more than 99 obviously) and commas indicate thousands.

    £1,000,000.99 - One million pounds and ninety nine pence.

    Euro users are strange.
    Last edited by Lollis; 2011-04-19 at 05:35 PM.

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