From: Michael Everson (
Date: Sat Jul 24 1999 - 05:58:38 EDT

Ar 11:35 -0700 1999-07-23, scríobh Asmus Freytag:
>>Asmus. Where is the document discussing this character? I haven't seen the
>>sign in print either. And who was it came up with the name, which is unlike
>>all the other currency sign names?
>Two things. I know that you care about names, but the names are in English,
>and "penny" is the perfectly correct English name for Pfennig.

It is a currency sign, is it not? In that case it should have the name
PFENNIG SIGN (not SYMBOL). But Pfennige and pennies are not identical. If
there were a PENNY SIGN (as used in predecimal British currency) its glyph
would be "d." (£/s/d).

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