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Old 11-18-2017, 04:44 PM   #51
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It's funny, because unless I know I'm dealing with dollars, I think of "$" as equivalent to "¤" – and as being a whole lot more accessible!
Since here in Brazil we use $ too, my thoughts are the same. U$ = dollar. R$ = Real. $ = unspecific coin.
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Old 11-18-2017, 05:05 PM   #52
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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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Old 11-18-2017, 05:28 PM   #53
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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.
That would be true of GURPS, but;
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Old 11-18-2017, 06:06 PM   #54
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The Canadian firm that's one of my clients uses "U.S.$" as the abbreviation. I've never seen "U$" before.
Yeah, commonly I see US$ or U.S.$, if they don't just spell out "American Dollars" (As in "This machine does not accept American Dollars", trying to stop travelers from stuffing paper in the credit card slot :P )

Google uses USD, CAD, and AUD (based on the country code, and D for Dollar).
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Google uses USD, CAD, and AUD (based on the country code, and D for Dollar).
FWIW I think those codes are older than Google.
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Old 11-19-2017, 03:26 AM   #56
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FWIW I think those codes are older than Google.
Er, yes.
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