[uf-discuss] First version of Currency proposal

Lachlan Hunt lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Wed Oct 11 18:08:20 PDT 2006

Scott Reynen wrote:
> On Oct 11, 2006, at 2:43 PM, Guillaume Lebleu wrote:
>>> Can we just treat everything as the default unit
> >
>> Not sure what you mean in the context of the 99c example. The default 
>> unit for the US currency is the Dollar, not the Cent, but in the 
>> context of the 99c context, we need to ensure that "Dollar" is not 
>> picked as the unit, but "Cent" instead is.
> What I'm suggesting is that everything be treated as dollars in USD and 
> everything be treated as Yen in JPY.  Isn't that how most applications 
> and people deal with money anyway?

No, not everyone.  See, for example, Fuel Watch [1] which list all the 
prices in cents per litre.  For them, changing it to dollars would 
probably be a little confusing because fuel prices are given everywhere 
in the country as cents per litre.

[1] http://fuelwatch.com.au/

Lachlan Hunt

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