# Printing British Symbol £?

How does one print the '£' symbol?

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If you use inputenc then you can just write £:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\begin{document}
£ etc
\end{document}

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I guess this should be \pounds, according to http://selinap.com/2008/07/latex-special-characters/

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\pounds is what you need.
Although, it doesn't work everywhere. For example MathOverflow is processed with MathJax and that doesn't seem to recognise either \pounds or \textsterling. –  isomorphismes Feb 12 '13 at 17:41