How do you abbreviate the word "cent"?

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How do you abbreviate the word "cent"?

¢
5
12%
Ct.
1
2%
ct
14
33%
c
10
24%
EC or something else for "euro cent"
1
2%
Cent or the full name in your language
11
26%
 
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How do you abbreviate the word "cent"?

Post by Saaropean » Fri Jun 07, 2002 6:13 pm

It seems to me that people don't know how to abbreviate the word "cent".

What was the common abbreviation used in the Netherlands before the Euro?

In Germany (where people used to have DM and Pf), you can see Ct, ct and sometimes c.
Often, you see the word Cent spelled out or the amount is given in euros which is worse (in my eyes) for small amounts.

In North America, it is normal to use the ¢ sign, although it doesn't appear on most computer keyboards.
Why are people against using that? Because they don't know the symbol? Because they want to distinguish the Euro from the US dollar? $ and ¢ are also used in New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Singapore, .............

In France, many people even say "centime" instead of "cent", and in Greece they write "lepto" (plural "lepta") on their cent coins.
By the way: In Quebec (the French-speaking province of Canada), the commonly used word is "sou" for cent and "piastre" (pronounced piasse) for dollar.

Well, I just want to hear what you use and whether you think there should be a common (language independant?) policy in Europe.

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Post by Tiger » Fri Jun 07, 2002 6:30 pm

hmmmz
I always use 'ct' because I don't know how to do it else....
I don't even know how to typ that weird C on my keyboard...
So why start using it ?

I think you should just write 'ct' or 'Ct' or 'c.' whatever....
As long as other people understand it.
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Post by Tiger » Fri Jun 07, 2002 8:07 pm

I knew that ! :)
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Post by wouter » Fri Jun 07, 2002 10:48 pm

in holland the official abbreviate of cent was ct (it was on the coins)
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i hope this image works :roll:

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Post by Tiger » Fri Jun 07, 2002 10:50 pm

wouter wrote:in holland the official abbreviate of cent was ct (it was on the coins)
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i hope this image works :roll:
you have to insert http:// I think...
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Post by wouter » Fri Jun 07, 2002 10:54 pm

thanx :lol:

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Post by Tiger » Fri Jun 07, 2002 10:59 pm

No it wasn't that....
You hade a space between '/' and 'images'
That way the html couldn't make an img out of it I think...
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Re: How do you abbreviate the word "cent"?

Post by Olivier » Tue Jun 11, 2002 3:15 pm

Saaropean wrote:It seems to me that people don't know how to abbreviate the word "cent".
Here, in France, people say "centime", as before.

We don't write ct, c ... but 0,XX € .

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Re: How do you abbreviate the word "cent"?

Post by Olivier » Tue Jun 11, 2002 5:36 pm

Craft wrote: Greetings from Finland :D
Hi from Paris! :D

(the sky is grey today... :? )

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Post by Tiger » Tue Jun 11, 2002 6:27 pm

Olivier wrote: (the sky is grey today... :? )
Not only in Paris....
:D
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Re: How do you abbreviate the word "cent"?

Post by BossaNova » Wed Jun 12, 2002 8:11 pm

Tiger wrote:
Olivier wrote: (the sky is grey today... :? )
Not only in Paris....
:D
here in Portugal it's burning hot.. only 2 days ago it was cold and raining...

since they got to the moon... weather was never the same :lol:

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Post by Tiger » Wed Jun 12, 2002 8:17 pm

Wanna change weather ?
It's already raining for over a week here :((
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Post by micro » Wed Jun 12, 2002 8:41 pm

Tiger wrote: It's already raining for over a week here :((
Same here, but today around noon it stopped :P

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Post by Tiger » Wed Jun 12, 2002 9:00 pm

yeah..
today around noon it started raining even harder :(
Think we got your rain aswell...
aarg klote belgië !
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Post by BossaNova » Thu Jun 13, 2002 7:50 pm

Tiger wrote:Wanna change weather ?
It's already raining for over a week here :((
it's really not a bad idea, I should be studying for my exams, but with this weather I can only think in scape to the beach...

I can only study between 0:00 and 6:00 with this weather... too hot..

why don't I have a swimming pool :?: :cry: :?: :cry:

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