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Old 11-18-2017, 05:05 PM   #52
Join Date: Jun 2005
Default Re: The use of DOLLARS not a fantasy/medieval money system. WHY???

Originally Posted by Arcanjo7Sagi View Post
Since here in Brazil we use $ too, my thoughts are the same. U$ = dollar. R$ = Real. $ = unspecific coin.
The Canadian firm that's one of my clients uses "U.S.$" as the abbreviation. I've never seen "U$" before.

But in the United States, we just put "$" and read it as "dollar." And since GURPS is published in the United States and its units of measurement are consistently American-centric, I read $ as "dollar" in GURPS books, unless I make a conscious effort not to.

Of course, it's a GURPS dollar anyway, not a real world monetary unit. It just happens to be named after a real world monetary unit.
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