Re: Euro

From: Werner LEMBERG (
Date: Wed Jul 26 2000 - 22:44:38 EDT

> >Have people started hand-writing the euro, yet? I wonder how this
> >complies with EU regulation that prescribes a precise glyph design
> >for the symbol. Will people need to go around with compass and
> >rule to write cheques?
> It seems improbable that the prescribed design (which includes blue
> and yellow color specifications as well) is intended for general
> use. Aside from a couple general-purpose symbol fonts, every font I
> know of which includes the Euro* has modified it to match the rest
> of the typeface.

The only problem is that font companies (probably from non-EU
countries) use a `C' glyph with two horizontal bars, not recognizing
that the origin of the Euro glyph is a Greek small epsilon.


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