From: John Cowan (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Sep 30 2002 - 13:10:26 EDT
Jane Liu scripsit:
> 1. Do you know which symbol is declared as the standard by Chinese
> official authorities ?
Despite the late Euro typographical mess, national authorities really do
not own the symbols used for their currencies: those symbols belong rightly
to the public domain.
> 2. In China, the currency is called "Renminbi Yuan", why is it not
> included in Unicode standard ? Instead of it, "Yen" is being used which
> is the name of Japanese currency. Does Chinese authorities agree to
> use the same currency symbol as Japan ?
What matters is not what the Chinese Government thinks (unless you are
contracting for them, to be sure), but what people who refer to this
My suspicion is that the one-bar-vs.-two is normal glyphic variation,
the same as with the $ sign.
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