Vietnamese đồng Symbol

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Vietnamese đồng Symbol
This is the official symbol for the Vietnamese đồng, the official currency of Vietnam.

What is the Vietnamese đồng Symbol?

The Vietnamese đồng symbol, represented by ₫, is the official symbol for the Vietnamese đồng, the currency of Vietnam. The đồng is commonly abbreviated as "VND".

The name "đồng" refers to a traditional Vietnamese term for copper, alluding to historical coins made from this material.

Guidelines for Using the Vietnamese đồng Symbol in Vietnam

The Vietnamese đồng symbol, denoted as ₫, represents the official currency of Vietnam. Clarity is essential when discussing amounts, especially in international contexts. Always use the currency code "VND" for added clarity in situations involving multiple currencies, e.g., ₫1,000,000 (VND) vs. €20.00 (EUR).

  • Standard Format for đồng: ₫1,000,000 This format is standard in Vietnam, with the currency symbol preceding the amount and commas for thousands separators.
  • Symbol Placement: Standard: ₫100
  • Thousands Separator: Standard in Vietnam: comma (₫1,000,000)
  • Spacing: Standard: No space between symbol and amount (₫100)
  • Official Currency Codes: Always use "VND" for Vietnamese đồng and avoid other abbreviations.

Historical Note on the Vietnamese đồng

The Vietnamese đồng has been the currency of Vietnam since May 3, 1978. The đồng has experienced several revaluations due to historical economic events in the country.

How to Type the Vietnamese đồng Symbol Using Keyboard Shortcuts and Alt Codes

  • On Windows: While there's no standard Alt Code, you can copy the symbol from character maps or online sources.
  • On Mac: Depending on the keyboard, it might not have a direct shortcut. Use character viewers or online sources to copy the symbol.
  • On many Linux systems: Press Ctrl + Shift + u, then type 20ab and press Enter.
  • For HTML coding: Use the numeric entity ₫.

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Vietnamese đồng Symbol