RE: When is a character a currency sign?

From: Kurosaka, Teruhiko (
Date: Tue Jul 08 2003 - 13:30:11 EDT

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    > But what does one do for a script like Han characters where
    > those tests
    > don't apply? e.g., in Chinese, U+938A is used for 'pound'--is that a
    > word, or a currency sign? U+5713 or U+5143 for 'yuan'? Etc.

    Are they invented exclusively for the purpose of expressing the
    currencies? I am not familiar with U+938A and U+5713, but
    U+5143 have other meanings than the currency Yuan, and
    I don't think it's a currency symbol.

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