Over at Worldbuilding I posted this answer and included:

* Build a $1 Billion home ([Mukesh Ambani](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antilia_(building)))
* Build a $1.2 Billion Yacht ([Roman Abramovich](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eclipse_(yacht)))

and that came out as: enter image description here whereas here it comes out just fine:

I got around that by using USD instead of $ and tested on Ask Ubuntu, Cooking and it seems to be limited to Worldbuilding, but obviously, I don't have an account everywhere...

  • @ɪʙᴜɢ: Thanks for the edit! :-) Forgot about that!
    – Fabby
    Sep 13, 2018 at 1:49
  • Also note that this is the wrong syntax for American dollars: the correct syntax is "$1.2 billion". Sep 13, 2018 at 1:57
  • @SonictheInclusiveHedgehog Thanks! Editing both here and there!
    – Fabby
    Sep 13, 2018 at 1:58

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That site has MathJax enabled so dollar signs are considered as delimiters of math blocks.

See List Item 38 of this answer.

Use \$ if you want a literal dollar sign instead of denoting a math block.

  • Ah, Sorry to have asked a dumb question and thanks for the answer. I can only accept in 11 minutes. +1 already and my answer edited in the mean time as well. :-)
    – Fabby
    Sep 13, 2018 at 1:08

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