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What is the correct way to format currency in Italian?

According to Wikipedia, Euro amounts should be written as: 1.006,28 € With the currency symbol behind. However, there are other websites that show it going in front for Italy, but behind for the ...
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Why do the numbers change format at 17-19?

A learner still, I'm looking at numbers. I can relatively easily learn stuff when there's a rule or a pattern, but I'm curious why the numbers in Italian change from : undici dodici xx-dici .. to ...
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Is novecentonovantanovemilanovecentonovantanove one word?

Is "novecentonovantanovemilanovecentonovantanove" one word? (That's what Treccani seems to suggest, mentioning for example the number "seicentocinquantaquattromilatrecentoventuno", i.e. 654321). Or ...
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Italian number words from eleven to nineteen - history of a bizarre, inconsistent construction [duplicate]

Let's count in Latin from one to twenty: ūnus/ūna/ūnum, duo/duae/duo, trēs/tria, quattuor, quīnque, sex, septem, octō, novem, decem, ūndecim, duodecim, tredecim, quattuordecim, quīndecim, sēdecim, ...
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Come si gestisce l'articolo davanti ai numeri scritti in cifre?

Certe volte gli italiani scrivono i numeri in cifre piuttosto che in lettere, come può accadere in frasi come 1) ... l'ottanta percento dei giovani è disoccupato ..., 2) ... l'undici ottobre a ...
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