Special carracters ¢ and parenthisis within a sentence.


When these carracters are used in a sentence the editor does not recognize a period at the end of the sentence.

Then, in 1882, Negro schools received equal funding from the State at $1.38 per pupil, the same as Whites instead of the .58¢ under the old system.

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The Little Common School was a subscription school back then, and most of the students were unable to pay the .50¢
asked May 22 '11 at 20:33 H Kenneth Alcornb New member

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Thank you for the notification.  Just as a note, .58 cents equals .58 of one cent.  You mean to write '58¢' or -- perhaps better because of visual consistency -- '$0.58'.

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