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comment Can the “$” symbol be safely considered as universal when making a graphic depicting money?
If you want to combine currency symbols, ¥€$ (YES) is one way to do so.
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comment How to suggest a person to turn a page to see more details?
@Crissov. One through twelve in American English; one to twelve in the civilized world.
Jul
24
comment Why do web sites display dates in an inaccurate representation e.g. “a year ago”?
Accuracy is always important: it's precision which is dropped in these cases.
Jul
23
comment What's the purpose of “This page is intentionally left blank” we see in books?
@psmears. Indeed, I've only ever seen this on exam papers.
Jul
18
comment Do American users also confuse the day and the month in dates like 01/02/2013
@Brendon. I tend to give my birthday as "the xth of the yth" in speech (i.e., the third of the ninth; the first of the fourth; the second of the fifth).
Mar
28
comment Why do coins in some countries not display their denomination?
The worst one is the US dime, which is confusing even if you do speak English. What on Earth is a dime?
Feb
9
comment Flight Passenger Experience: 1 window per seat row
This would be a better question if it focussed on trains, where many do match seats to windows, while many others (Virgin Pedolinos, for example) don't. This divergence of experience is noteworthy, and could make a good basis for a question. See also area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/81747/….
Dec
15
comment Why do some users complete forms all in capital letters?
Properly speaking, McKenzie is capitalised as McKENZIE.
Oct
22
comment Multiple vs single field capture for phone number form input
Surely a UK phone number is written as one of the following: +44 (0)20 444 4444, +44 20 444 4444, or (020) 444 4444. Your example seems to be a hybrid.
Sep
10
comment Login and Register in one form
Closely related: ux.stackexchange.com/q/11840/2131.
Aug
27
comment Should I empty the wrongly filled fields or leave as user has filled after validation message?
@sapi. Clearing passwords is a security concern: The incorrect password is probably only slightly incorrect, or is a password for another account. The server should never publish passwords, so the new copy of the page should not contain the password. (This may not apply if the validation is done client side or with Ajax.)
Aug
22
comment Does the Oxford Comma increase readability?
meta.stackexchange.com/a/208922
Aug
15
comment How to display a division by zero in a grid?
x/0 != ∞. Division by zero results in undefined, not in infinity.
Jul
31
comment Automatic calling system: “Press star” or “Press asterisk”?
Further, @Keavon, until very recently, if I saw "5#" used to indicate "5 pound", I would have had no idea at all what was meant. I did know that Americans called it a "pound sign", but I didn't know why, or that they used it in this way. A native English speaker does not have to use a currency called "pound" to know of £ as the pound sign. (Irish pounds and Cypriot pounds are now defunct, but both here and in Cyprus English speakers would still know of £ pound signs. Australia doesn't use pounds, but I'd guess they'd still call £ a pound sign. (Egyptian pounds are still extant.))
Jul
31
comment Automatic calling system: “Press star” or “Press asterisk”?
I never said that the UK was most of the English-speaking world (and I certainly never said that England is). I did say that most English speakers would never associate the symbol # with the word "pound". I have never seen that used. "Five pound (weight)" is "5 lbs." I have never seen "5#". I have seen "#5" used for "number five". In fact, that's the only use of the symbol I know. It's called "hash" or "number sign". It is not called "pound".
Jul
30
comment Automatic calling system: “Press star” or “Press asterisk”?
For most of the English-speaking world, the pound sign is £. Calling the hash a pound is unique to the Americas.
Jul
29
comment Automatic calling system: “Press star” or “Press asterisk”?
The pound symbol (£) is not unique to pound sterling. It applies to all pounds, such as the Egyptian pound and the now defunct Irish and Cypriot pounds.
Jul
23
comment “Do Not Disturb” tags in hotels, how can they be improved?
I've never seen signs with just a string: that would be likely to twist. I've always seen a hole in the card which slots over the handle.
Jul
17
comment Period, or no period, when a text message is displayed on screen
I'd change that last one to Could not save data.
May
28
comment Why do door knobs still exist?
On external, @cpast, it depends. Quite often there's a knob which doesn't turn on the outside, used only to pull the door closed.