I'm developing a charting application. There could be a situation where I would have to display large numbers on the chart. The problem is that they number labels have to fit inside the chart columns, which are limited in space and I have only 4 characters to display the numbers.
I am currently using multipliers, so that e.g. 1234567 is displayed as 1.2M. I like this solution, but while K is an acceptable suffix for thousands, there's no such suffix for billions.
What can I do to remedy this? Any good ways of displaying the data?