1. ## Using commas instead of periods...

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.

2. 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

Bon appetite.

3. Yes.

European notations:
5,- €
4,98 €
9.489,95 €

4. 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".

It's a trip.

5. 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

6. So we know Boub is European hmmmmm very interesting news.

7. He's French - thought his name gave that away.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

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