Gnucash adding extra numbers onto multiple currency transactions

Mike Alexander mta at
Sat Jun 29 01:55:51 EDT 2013

--On June 26, 2013 1:56:38 AM -0700 JoeB <jlboz at> wrote:

> After more work trying to fix this problem, it looks as though the
> extra garbage characters are introduced by Price Editor when it gets
> currency prices. All the prices appear preceded by the extra garbage
> characters, so a prices that should look like 0.46 comes out as 1.46
> or 11.46 and the contagion spreads from there to all the transactions
> in any account that involves a currency transaction. So, perhaps
> there's something wrong with the way currency prices are handled by
> Gnucash and Perl. Anyway, it's beyond me so I am giving up.

Remind me what version of GnuCash you're using and on what operating 

I gather that you have been using Finance-Quote to fetch currency 
exchange rates from the net and this is what seems to be causing your 
problem.  I don't know what's going on, but there must be something 
different between your setup and mine.  I've been fetching currency 
exchange rates daily for years and haven't had any problems like this.


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