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Is there a long press for £ currency sign?

asked 2014-05-02 11:54:25 +0300

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updated 2014-06-05 10:41:20 +0300

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Seems to be one for Dollars and Euros but can't find UK £

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Would really appreciate one!

Mariusmssj ( 2014-05-02 11:56:05 +0300 )edit

No, there isn't one. There's €, $ and even ¥ but no £. I wonder what key it should be added to?

ssahla ( 2014-05-02 12:08:04 +0300 )edit

Will be necessary now that Jolla is available on Amazon.co.uk

Robbie ( 2014-06-05 16:27:05 +0300 )edit

No long press but it is on the keyboard. press the ?123 button, then switch to the second view with the 1/2 button and it is there on the first row.

Philippe De Swert ( 2014-06-06 13:58:04 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-05-02 13:05:01 +0300

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£ sign was originally based on the letter L so that might be the best key to add it to.

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The '£' is actually a letter 'B', as in Bradbury; it's not based on an 'L'.

Back in 1914 on the 7th of August, in order to avoid a run on the banks, the Treasury issued Treasury Notes signed by John Bradbury - a form of national credit backed by the credit of the nation! :)

Spam Hunter ( 2014-05-02 15:33:01 +0300 )edit

Fun fact :)

Tanghus ( 2014-05-02 17:15:44 +0300 )edit
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'L', "representing libra, the basic unit of weight in the Roman Empire. " See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pound_sign

utkiek ( 2014-05-02 18:45:29 +0300 )edit

The '£' is actually a letter 'B'

No, it isn't

it's not based on an 'L'.

Yes, it is

Back in 1914

£ was first printed on bank notes back towards the beginning of the 18th century

strongm ( 2014-05-02 23:41:54 +0300 )edit
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