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Pound signs
Pound signs. We want ours back with interest...

 1:05 pm on Nov 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

Here's a Friday laugh for you- our mail is filtered by a large anti virus company (I won't name them)... Between our mailserver and the recipients, somehow, all the signs were disappearing...

Strange, eh? It gets worse. In plain text emails the pound signs were going and in html mails the £ tag is removed as well. So our pound signs are being actively sought out and removed.

The only link in this chain that we don't control is the virus filtering... They are, quite literally, stealing our pound signs. And no one who works in their support department seems to know why...

We want them back with interest. Has anyone else had any problems like this?



 1:15 pm on Nov 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

Maybe the virus filter wants you to get into the Euro zone :)


 1:16 pm on Nov 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

...could be worse, all those £ could be being swapped for € as the management drops another subtle hint about the direction of the business...


 1:17 pm on Nov 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

I forgot to say this actually but it strips out the euro as well... In addition to the yen symbol, the copyright symbol and the registered symbol... ;)


 1:19 pm on Nov 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

Copyright and registered too? What about US$? If not it could be the filter was hacked by a US 'free information' hacker.


 1:23 pm on Nov 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

The $ dollar sign is left alone... They're a US company... Hmmmm.... :)


 1:42 pm on Nov 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

And I only just found out how to do the with (ctrl + alt + 4)

Looks as though that vital knowledge will be wasted now if it's all stripped out. :)

Happily I see WebmasterWorld lets me use and as well as $


 8:46 pm on Nov 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hmm, why not use the codes from the ISO 4217 standard:
USD = US, Dollars
GBP = Great Britain, Pounds


 9:30 pm on Nov 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

GBP = Great Britain, Pounds

They use them in Northern Ireland too, you know. Perhaps you have something against Northern Ireland by omiting them from your pounds, and just restricting them to Great Britain.

Why don't you want them to use pounds in Northern Ireland?

As bad, in my opinion, as the Americans stripping out pound signs and leaving dollar sign. Bullying, that's what it is, picking on the little guy, then the little guy finds someone smaller to bully.

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