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Old 12-12-2013
On £ symbol

Hi All,
How do i represent £ symbol in unix and how to retain £ symbol in file.

Thanks in Advance
# 2  
Old 12-12-2013
There is _always_ a way.
Longhand using builtins.
OSX 10.7.5, _bash_ terminal...
Code:
#!/bin/sh
echo "UK currency sign is £ as in £100.25p." > /tmp/pound.txt
read pound < /tmp/pound.txt
length=$[ ( ${#pound} - 1 ) ]
newtext=""
for subscript in $( seq 0 $length )
do
	if [ "${pound:$subscript:1}" == "£" ]
	then
		newtext="$newtext#"
	else
		newtext="$newtext${pound:$subscript:1}"
	fi
done
echo ""
echo "File _pound_ unchanged..."
echo "$pound"
echo ""
echo "Variable _newtext_ showing # sign in its place..."
echo "$newtext"
echo ""

Result...
Code:
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AMIGA:barrywalker~> chmod 775 pound.sh
AMIGA:barrywalker~> ./pound.sh

File _pound_ unchanged...
UK currency sign is £ as in £100.25p.

Variable _newtext_ showing # sign in its place...
UK currency sign is # as in #100.25p.

AMIGA:barrywalker~> _

# 3  
Old 12-12-2013
Depending on your locale setting, it may be mapped to some character above 128. If using the utf8 char set / locale, it is the two byte char \302\243 or 0xc2 0xa3 or M-BM-# (M = Meta). It depends on your keyboard driver/keyboard mapping if it is immediately available from your keyboard.
# 4  
Old 12-13-2013
After loading data into text file through Datastage jobs, in Unix prompt I'm seeing pound symbol representation as £ whereas in Datastage when I view data I'm seeing value as £ and  value is not seen in tool.

What is this representation of pound symbol called?

Thanks in Advance
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