Re: The Currency Symbol of China

From: Stefan Persson (alsjebegrijptwatikbedoel@yahoo.se)
Date: Mon Sep 30 2002 - 16:08:53 EDT

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    From: "Marco Cimarosti" <marco.cimarosti@essetre.it>
    To: "'John Cowan'" <jcowan@reutershealth.com>; <xjliu_ca@yahoo.com>
    Cc: <unicode@unicode.org>
    Sent: Monday, September 30, 2002 8:20 PM
    Subject: RE: The Currency Symbol of China

    > Similarly, "yen" is just the Japanese (kun) pronunciation of Chinese
    "yuan".
    > IMHO, the preferred symbol for both currencies should be U+00A5.

    Wrong:

    Yen (円) is U+5186, while yuan (元) is U+5143.

    "Yen" is an ancient "on" pronunciation for U+5186; today it's pronounced
    "en."

    Stefan

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