Re: Handwritten EURO sign (off topic?)

From: Michael Everson (everson@evertype.com)
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".

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    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  * http://www.evertype.com
    


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