FW: When is a character a currency sign?

From: Kurosaka, Teruhiko (Teruhiko.Kurosaka@iona.com)
Date: Mon Jul 07 2003 - 15:45:22 EDT

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    -----Original Message-----
    From: Kurosaka, Teruhiko
    Sent: Monday, July 07, 2003 12:44 PM
    To: 'Tex Texin'
    Subject: RE: When is a character a currency sign?

    Hello Tex,
    > When is a character properly called a currency sign?

    If a character is used EXCLUSIVELY for the purpose of
    expressing a currency, it is a currency symbol. If not,
    it is not a currency symbol. U+5186 is a han character
    which have the meaning of the Yen currency as well as its
    original meaning "round". It can be used in a sentence that
    has nothing to do with money. So it is not a currency symbol.

    T. "Kuro" Kurosaka
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