From: Michael Everson (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Aug 14 2003 - 12:50:49 EDT
At 00:52 +0100 2003-08-14, Anto'nio Martins-Tuva'lkin wrote:
> > Using the cent sign is mostly US specific and the symbol is not
>> recognized as such in most European countries, so the cent sign is
> > bound directly to the dollar.
>If the "dollar sign" can be used for currencies other than the USD, even
>for some which name is not even "dollar", then I suppose there is a
>theoreitical possiblity that it may be used as a symbol of euro cent
>(though I personally prefer "c*").
There is no reason that the noble ¢ cent sign
should not be used for the European currency.
Personally I always use it, because "2¢" looks
like "two cents" and "2c" looks like "two cee".
In Ireland of course when we used pence we wrote "2p" and said "two pee".
-- Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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