[uf-discuss] 'currency' microformat straw-man proposal.

Guillaume Lebleu gl at brixlogic.com
Thu Sep 21 15:34:29 PDT 2006

Looks like there are many others:

There are various common abbreviations to distinguish the Canadian 
dollar from others: while the ISO 
currency code <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_4217> *CAD* (a 
three-character code without monetary symbols 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Currency_sign>) is common, no single 
system is universally accepted. *C$* is recommended by the Canadian 
government (e.g., per /The Canadian Style/ guide) and is used by the 
International Monetary Fund 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Monetary_Fund>, while 
/Editing Canadian English/ indicates *Can$* and *CDN$*; both guides note 
the ISO scheme/code. The abbreviation *CA$* is also used, e.g., in some 
software packages.



Andy Mabbett wrote:
> In message
> <84ce626f0609211353h41d5a569se8d80a3c42b16085 at mail.gmail.com>, Charles
> Iliya Krempeaux <supercanadian at gmail.com> writes
>>>> What I'm arguing is that... we should throw an iso4127 class name in
>>>> there too so that other currency codes (besides ISO 4127) could be
>>>> used too without (potentially) breaking this or other Semantic HTML
>>>> systems (that either exist now or will exist in the future) for
>>>> marking up currency.
>>> What currency code uses "CDN" for Canadian dollars - or we going to have
>>> people inventing their own currency codes, too?
>> Well... I use "CDN".  (I'm Canadian BTW.)  Until I read the ISO 4127
>> spec, I don't think I've noticed "CAD" being used.  But I've seen
>> "CDN" all over the place.
>> Even at the currency exchage stores (that I've been to) I believe they
>> use "CDN".
>> It's a defacto standard.  (Just because ISO doesn't give "CDN" its
>> blessing and tells people to use "CAD" doesn't mean people will.)
> I'm not disputing that it's used; you've said "...other currency codes
> (besides ISO 4127) could be used..."; and I'm asking what currency code
> uses CDN. Seems you can't name one.

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