[ic] £ or £ for UK currency symbol in Locale
list_subscriber at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Jul 5 12:24:31 EDT 2005
We operate an interchange site that sells in UK pounds.
On a few rare occasions customers complain to us that all prices on the
website have a ? instead of a £ sign in front of the prices.
In Locale we have set currency_symbol to £. Consequently the html for our
pages contains the £ symbol rather than £
Could this be the reason for some people getting question marks instead of
pound signs? i.e. Could the question mark be due to the regional settings
of their computer or a lack of installed fonts?
If so, should we change currency_symbol in Locale to £ instead of £
I am a little cautious about doing this as it would also impact the plain
text e-mail templates which use the [currency] tag. i.e. They would display
£ instead of a pound sign, so I would have to change any e-mail
templates to hard code a pound sign.
Can anyone out there confirm whether or not I should change currency_symbol
to £ and proceed as above, or would this not solve the question mark
problem anyway? Thanks.
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