From: Andy White (Andy__White@btinternet.com)
Date: Tue Mar 18 2003 - 17:45:43 EST
I think that Lateef had a good question. If it can be shown that the Re
sign is often depicted as a single ligature glyph, then I would say,
yes, it is a candidate for inclusion as a separate currency sign.
Kenneth Whistler said:
> Lateef Sagar Shaikh asked:
> > For Rupees Rs. sign is used, and for Rupee Re. sign is
> > used, where as in Unicode only onle code point is
> > present for Rs. Shouldn't there be a separate place
> > for Re. as well?
> No. Rather than using U+20A8 RUPEE SIGN, ordinary typographic
> practice would just be to use "Rs" or "Rs." for rupees and
> "Re" or "Re." for rupee. As in "Rs 9.60 lakhs" and so on.
> There are a number of examples where currency signs are just
> abbreviations using ordinary letters. "DM" was widely used
> for Deutschmarks, "dkr" for Danish kroner, and so on before
> the switch to euros, for example.
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