Space or No Space before the Currency Sign

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Johnny

Kwiziq community member

1 December 2017

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Space or No Space before the Currency Sign

Salut, I noticed that you have 5,67€ but 66,50 £ and 56,25 $. So no space before € but with space before £ and $? Thanks.

This question relates to:
French lesson "Writing decimal numbers in French"

Chris

Kwiziq community member

1 December 2017

1/12/17

I would think that whether or not to put a space before the currency designator does not depend on the particular currency. French like to put spaces before and after punctuation marks such as "," or ":". Si tu m'aimais , tu serais venu me voir ! (Notice the extra spaces before the comma and the exclamation point.) Here is a nice article detailing French punctuation rules: https://www.iwillteachyoualanguage.com/french-punctuation/ -- Chris (not a native speaker).

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

23 March 2018

23/03/18

Hi Johnny,

It seems that the accepted rule is to put a space before the currency sign which is always after the amount ( except in accountancy).

Hope this helps!

 

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