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Shouldn't it be mentioned that 'florin' stems from 'floryn' -- the old Dutch currency (before the Dutch Guilder), as Aruba is still connected to the Dutch?
What is the origin of the word 'Yotin'? - (Aidan Work 06:03, 5 December 2005 (UTC))
Symbol for the florin
I am trying to update this page with the correct sign (or symbol) used to represent the florin within Aruba. Does anyone know more about this?
I can find sources mentioning 3 different formats:
- UBC - ƒ (U+0192 LATIN SMALL LETTER F WITH HOOK)
- Aruba central bank - Afl.
- Investopedia - ƒ, Afl, or Af
- Aruba Tourism - Afl. and Afl
- World travel guide - ƒ
- Britannica online - Af.
I updated the article to use "Afl." on the basis of the Central Bank source, but i'm not sure if that's appropriate. Perhaps we should mention all three symbols.
- I think “ƒ” is more plausible than “Afl” because the latter seems to be an abbreviation of the full name of the currency, the “A” would stand for Aruba. I don’t think Arubans think of their currency as the “Aruba florin,” but rather just the florin. – Zntrip 21:38, 29 October 2008 (UTC)