Re: Where to Add new Currency Sign?

From: Mark E. Davis (
Date: Mon Dec 20 1999 - 12:46:03 EST

U+00A4 is very dangerous, and must not be used to stand-in for specific
currencies. Imagine my sending you a document where I list parts at 150 each; on
my machine these appear as dollar-signs, and on yours as italian lire. We agree
to buy the parts, but imagine our dismay later on...

Roozbeh Pournader wrote:

> Iranians rarely use a special currency sign themselves. Only some old
> typewriters are equipped with them, and also there is a symbol in the
> national character set standard, which really few use (and is a "Rial"
> written condensedly). I think where a symbol does not exist, the four
> character string "REH FARSI-YEH ALEF LAM" is better than inventing a new
> symbol. Also you may try to use the general currency sign U+00A4.
> --Roozbeh
> On Mon, 20 Dec 1999, N.R.Liwal wrote:
> > I am developing a Unicode base font for Windows 2k, the font have Glyps for
> > 4 Languages i.e. Pashto, Farsi, Urdu and Arabic, apart from Arabic Pashto
> > is National Language of Afghanistan, Urdu of Pakistan and Farsi of Iran and
> > each of these three countries have their own currencies and I want to
> > Provide
> > each one with a Currency Symbol.

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