On Mon, 12 Jan 1998, Peter Flynn wrote:
> > Is there a Euro "cent"?
> Good question. I haven't the faintest idea.
Yes, one hundredth of a euro is called a cent.
> > Is there a standard for using decimal point or comma? Or does
> > the Euro symbol go there?
> I think this is still localisation. Anglic practice is the period;
> most others use the comma; Portugal uses the currency sign for its
> own currency, eg 35 escudos 24 cents is 35$24 but I don't think any
> of this has been standarised for the Euro...yet. Maybe I missed it.
I would've thought this would remain a country/language-specific
issue, in other words, a decimal point in English, a comma in
most other languages.
> > they seem like basic FAQ questions, but I've never seen a Euro this side of
> > the pond.
> I haven't seen one this side yet...they're not out until 1st Jan 1999.
Just to avoid a potential misunderstanding: assuming everything
goes to plan, the euro can be used in banking, accounting, etc.
from that date (1 January 1999) onwards. The banknotes and coins
won't be in circulation until 1 January 2002.