multiple-currency problems

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Thu Oct 5 20:36:52 EDT 2006

Quoting Jeremy Harris <jgh at>:

> version: 2.0.0   r14475:14476
> I have an account, type Bank with currency GBP -
> according to Edit Account.  When I enter an
> unbalancing split on a transaction, value first, it marks the
> account for the split as "Orphan-USD" (and adds a corresponding
> "Imbalance-USD" split also).
> Why the USD?

Becuase the Transaction's Common Currency is USD?  It sounds like you're
editing an already-existing transaction, right?  In which account
did you create this Transaction?  What's the Type and Commodity of
/THAT/ account?

> There are some (other) accounts in the file denominated in USD,
> and also some in EUR.
> The default currency in Preferences/Accounts was USD, but
> changing it to GBP has no effect either before or after
> an app. restart.

What's your Locale?  ($LANG)

> Thanks,
>    Jeremy


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