Re: The Currency Symbol of China

From: John Cowan (jcowan@reutershealth.com)
Date: Mon Sep 30 2002 - 14:30:05 EDT

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    Marco Cimarosti scripsit:

    > The same should be true for the sign.
    >
    > But unluckily, for some obscure reason, Unicode thinks that currencies
    > called "pound" should have one bar and be encoded with U+00A3, while
    > currencies called "lira" should have two bars and be encoded with U+20A4.

    "Every character has its own story."

    Can the old farts^W^Wtribal elders shed any light on this one?

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