Some workaround for reducing rounding error in extreme currencies rates

Frank H. Ellenberger f.ellenberger at
Thu Dec 6 07:45:42 EST 2007

Am Donnerstag, 6. Dezember 2007 10:15:10 schrieb Christian Stimming:
> Am Dienstag, 4. Dezember 2007 19:47 schrieb Frank H. Ellenberger:
> > in bugzilla are a few problems reported about currency handling. Today
> > for me, I solved one of them.
> Good. We're very happy to improve the currency handling, especially if
> someone sends us patches.

In the current state, I try to concentrate on 
a) a little more usable german documentation
b) some more general aspects of local differences.

> Unfortunately I haven't quite understood what your *solution* here is.
> > The price editor (...)
> >
> > But, ... if I press OK then, I get a rate of 0,000088. This is really not
> > precise, the inversion would be 11363.63..
> That's bad, yes.

My solution/workaround:
> > My conclusion is: do not use the price editor for currencies. Instead
> > create and delete a dummy transaction to enter more precise exchange
> > rates.

> > 2. should the conclusio be published anywhere?
> As long as current gnucash has a bug here, you can file a bugzilla entry
> with this text and your proposed solution.

filed as

somewhere else like guide/currency or wiki/Concept_Guide ?


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