Re: The Currency Symbol of China

From: Jim Allan (
Date: Mon Sep 30 2002 - 15:10:33 EDT

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    Jane Liu posted:

    "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?"

    It would seem the currency name and symbol were borrowed into Japan from

    See for a reference.

    Note the the Unicode Standard under U+00A5 for YEN SIGN gives the
    annotation "= yuan sign". Apparently all symbols are equivalent.

    Jim Allan

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