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Showing British 'pound' signs in ASP.NET

Posted on 2004-04-14
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I'm in the UK so I want to preface currency amounts with the pound (£) sign. In Visual Studio 2003 I hardcode the £ sign into statements like 'All values are in pounds sterling (£)' but when the page is displayed they don't appear. This is weird because they show up OK in Visual Studio, and also when currency values are displayed in a datalist. Any ideas?
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You should be able to show the pound sign in a web page with:

£

(ampersand followed by "pound" followed by a semi-colon.)
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That seems to do the trick! I tried &gbp; but (obviously) it didn't work.

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Glad to help. By the way, I think older browsers (much older) may know a numeric version instead of the alpha sequence. The numeric code is: £

See, for instance, here:

http://super.net.pk/htmlref/characters.html

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