Re: Handwritten EURO sign (off topic?)

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Thu Aug 14 2003 - 12:50:49 EDT

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    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 *  *

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