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Definitely do not use the "currency symbol" that you linked. As you said, people are not going to recognize it. The best solution would be to add localization to your site/product/service. Other than that, I think it's opinion. Mine is: $ trumps € anywhere else but in Europe, and even in Europe, I don't think it matters that much, I've never heard anybody ...


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First of all, you need to be consistent. You can't show the currency code for some currencies but not for others, just because they don't have a unique symbol. You also can't rely on all your users knowing the symbols. Regarding the format - maybe I'm misinterpreting your question, but it seems like you want to present each currency in the format customary ...


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In my primary dayjob such projects are usual. And they are really the mess, and the experience is worth a book :) But I'll try to be short. At first accept in your mind that huge projects can't be perfect when you are alone warrior strugling. This will save your spirit from depression and months of nightmares with ugly controls and prototypes (I had). But ...


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If localization isn't a possibility, it's probably best to view the question through the context of your likely users. If your app targets a geographical region it's a no-brainer to use the local currency symbol. If you have to keep it general, I'd go with the $ symbol. US dollars are the most-traded and likely most recognizable currency. You also get ...


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I'll just answer for the Euro: European — €1.234.567,89 EUR Normally you'd use either the euro symbol or the 3-letter abbrevation, not both at the same time. The combination looks a bit odd, but is perfectly understandable. The style guide used by the institutions of the European Union includes rules for expressing monetary units. The most ...


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The reason that currency is normally right-aligned has to do with scanability. It's normal to right-align any numerical data that is going to be scanned in a column. This is so that when you scan visually down the page, you're always comparing the same digits in each number. If they're left-alighed you get this problem: 1111 12222 166666 If you scan ...


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I can't speak for other countries, but your presentation format for GBP is wrong - the group separator is the comma and the fractional separator is a full stop i.e. £1.234.567,89 - wrong £1,234,567.89 - correct Actually, the page you linked to does show the UK presentation format correctly.


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Depending on the country, in Europe we use the symbol € on the right, like this: 3.000,00 € For example in Spain, Germany and France it goes usually on the right but in Italy goes on the left.


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I would recommend having the currency symbol outside the field - it looks a bit cluttered having the symbol inside the fields. Also, having symbols appear and disappear is adding unnecessary code and complexity to your site. If you like, you can make the currency symbol: A - part of the label, as you have done with the "APR (%)" label or, B - have all the ...


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Before you start to work on a solution, you need to fully understand the system and truly what the issues are. There will be users with years of experience it would be worth getting their input. I would take some time to immerse yourself in the program. Perhaps get someone to give you some scenarios? I would recommend you create a survey which a large ...


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At least in Germany, the normal separator is a space: € 1 234 567,89. (Make sure to use a non-breaking space, though: nbsp;). However, 1.234,00 is perfectly understable, while 1.234 would be confusing. Sources: Wikipedia uses ' or (space) for Switzerland/Liechtenstein (not Germany) ISO 1000 (SI system used in physics) recommends to use either , or . ...


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Agree with the rest of the answers. One benefit you have with redesign is that you have and existing user base you can work with to figure out what user needs are, what they like/hate in the current system. We worked on a big redesign project and started with interviews and observing users using existing system. Observations were extremely useful since it ...


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There are all sorts of things to consider when converting currencies. Unless the person entering the expense report can refer back to for example a credit card statement, getting it right can be a pain. So I'd say don't ask the person entering their expenses to convert to the base currency. Let them enter in the actual currency used an provide the business ...


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There isn't a "correct" way of doing this, there are just common practices used by various groups. I suggest looking at applications that your target audience already use and see how they do it, that way you will be showing them what they are already used to. However, you need to fix your alignment of your numbers. They should be aligned on the decimal ...


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The standard (or one of the standards, or a guideline) is to use an "en rule" (short dash) or an "em rule" (long dash). This is according to Wiley-Blackwell Style Guide - page 18. It should be a dash on its own rather than "$-". You can see this in use on Google Finance here (column "Volume"). UK Government also uses this standard - see this document, page ...


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How about using Bold Black for your best price, and gradiate down from there, so regular face grey color for competitors and your last year price is red, and probably keep it beside your new price. That way you differentiate yourself, and keep the focus on your great prices?


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Is it possible to redesign in smaller chunks. Rather than risking everything on one large redesign pick off the a quick win and get some runs on the board. It is always critical to start getting some runs on the board. If you can start showing some value being returned to the business you may be able to start pushing for extra resources and even the ...


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If possible, start with user research. Develop personas, scenarios and other artifacts first. This will help you discover which areas are the highest prioirty. Take a look at About Face 3 by Cooper et al. (ISBN 0-4700-8411-1) Cooper's Goal Directed design works pretty well to tackle user interaction and design projects. Also, take a look at "process" on ...


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I really cannot understand completely the purpose or the business requirement, nevertheless let me provide overview in generic fashion - Try to build all these information on one page without splitting them through wizard, as nobody likes to enter very detailed "numbers" since it requires lot of cognitive load to think and enter the data Keep your ...


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If you use a suitable converter to get the text from the form you should be able to leave the currency symbol as part of the input. For example, the standard currency converter in Silverlight/WPF includes this functionality so the user can enter "$ 100,000" or "100,000" into the text field and either is recognised correctly. However, it might be simpler to ...



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