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%
 
Total votes: 42

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Post by byrnefm » Fri Jun 21, 2002 1:16 pm

Over in Ireland, c is used for cent and euro amounts are written as eg. €25.99. The Irish post office issued a stamp commemorating the euro back in 1999 and it was denominated as 30p (pence) and 38c and all (main value)stamps since late 2000 have been dual-denominated and 'c' was always used as the abbreviation, so I guess everyone else just followed suit after that!

In the newspapers, 'c' is normally used, although you'll occasinally see the 'American' ¢ (cent) version as well. Supermarkets, etc. use 'c' too, assuming the item is cheap enough :D

As for spellings, euro and cent are usually spelled the same in singular and plural, though sometimes euros and cents are sometimes seen.

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Post by BossaNova » Tue Jun 25, 2002 8:51 pm

I'm not sure how the stamps indicate the price, but I think is something like 0,29 €.. never saw any abreviation of cent here in Portugal..

but ct. or Ct. could never be used here, because that was the abreviation of conto(s) that is 1000 escudos or 4,99 euro, although probably nobody would confuse 1 conto with 1 cent :lol:

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