Should the currency sign (¤) come before, or after the amount of money?

Should it be "¤ 1.00", or "1.00 ¤"?

Should there be a space between ¤ and the amount?

  • @user121863 I know. I've already read that article three or four times over the course of several years.
    – Flux
    Oct 29, 2020 at 22:28
  • @HotLicks The whole point of using the currency sign instead of a specific currency sign is that the currency in question is an unspecified currency.
    – Flux
    Oct 29, 2020 at 22:37
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    In Canada the $ goes before the number in English speaking provinces, and after it in French speaking ones, and I believe that in some countries the symbol goes between the whole number and the decimal part. Oct 29, 2020 at 22:58
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    Why would one be writing about a specific numeric currency value when the actual currency is unknown or not specified? The reader can't tell what the specified number is actually worth if currency is unknown.
    – nnnnnn
    Oct 29, 2020 at 23:39

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Because it is a generic currency sign, it depends on what currency and in what country it is being used in. For example, in euros, it would be €23 or ¤23 but in american cents, it would be 10¢ or 10¤.

As to whether there is a space in between the symbol and the number, I would think that there probably wouldn't be as in most major currencies there is no space between the symbol and the number.

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    Agree. To my understanding it is purely typographical and is used to replace a currency sign that is unavailable. Thus it should be formatted as if the original symbol were being used.
    – Jim
    Oct 29, 2020 at 22:41

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