Currency symbols (was: "Re: guarani sign")

From: Anto'nio Martins-Tuva'lkin (
Date: Tue Feb 25 2003 - 07:55:46 EST

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    On 2003.02.24, 15:24, Michael Everson <> wrote:

    > Now, now, James, every one of those gives a plain text description
    > "slashed G". That is not evidence of it in a Paraguayan or any other
    > publication.

    More over, two of the four quoted sources are (acknowledged) mirrors of
    a third.

    Browsing those pages, BTW, one encounters a couple of currency symbols
    not covered by Unicode. Most (all?) of them are composable, either by
    means of letter + slash (OSLI) or by ZWJ (for things like "Pta" or
    "Pts", if anything), but as said, the symbol "$" is not canonically

    OTOH, "$" looks in most fonts distinctly different from a slashed "S",
    but the same cannot be said of similarly formed currency symbols.

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