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by Peter Watkins (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This page will build a System Macro for updating your Calculator's currency conversion function.
To use it, simply choose a currency for each of the 21 positions in the conversion table. The first country will be the base currency, i.e. the one by which others are compared.
A special thanks goes to the Bank of Montreal as this data is taken from their:
The Currency Spot and Forward data is drawn from sources believed to be reliable; however, the Bank of Montreal cannot guarantee its accuracy and hence does not assume any responsibility or liability for it.
We now have pre-built macros which you should be able to download without any problem. Also, if you have a shell account on a machine running Lynx, you can use that to access this page instead of the HV or NetTamer brow sers.
If you want to be very safe, backup your data before using these macros. If in doubt, please look at the macro first in the Macro Editor, especially if you have re-mapped your Calculator key or have F10 defined in your C:\_DAT\DEFAULT.MAC file. Please email us if you find any errors.
This is modeled on H. Shrikumar's "Qoblas" system macro. Unfortunately the page on which his depended disappeared after AOL abandoned GNN, so something had to be done. Thanks to Shrikumar's insights into the data structure of the System Macros I was able to write my own using Linux (thanks, Linus!) to dump the byte structure...
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