From: Torsten Mohrin (
Date: Thu Aug 05 1999 - 17:18:31 EDT

On Thu, 5 Aug 1999 07:42:02 -0700 (PDT), Roozbeh Pournader wrote:


I have a copy of ISIRI-3342 standard (a scanned version that I found
somewhere), where the character on code position 0xA4 is explicitly
called RIAL SIGN. And the shape is simply the word "rial", written out
(in Arabic, of course). Your table says: CURRENCY SIGN (mapped to

RIAL SIGN cannot be mapped to a single Unicode character so mapping to
CURRENCY SIGN would be more practical. But if 0xA4 was used as a Rial
sign and rendered "rial" in existing software and documents, mapping
it to CURRENCY SIGN would cause loss of information.

Can you clarify this? How was 0xA4 used in ISIRI-3342?

Anyway, thanks for the tables!

Torsten Mohrin
Sharmahd Computing GmbH, Hannover, Germany
Phone: +49-511-13780, Fax: +49-511-13450,

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