Traditional dollar sign

From: Simon Butcher (
Date: Sat Oct 25 2003 - 10:36:18 CST


Just a quick question.. The description for U+0024 (DOLLAR SIGN) states that the glyph may contain one or two vertical bars. Is there a codepoint specifically for the traditional double-bar form, or any plan to include one in the future?

I was taught at school that the double-bar form was used when Australia switched to decimal currency in 1966, and that it was incorrect to write the single-bar form when referring to Australian dollars. I guess the single-bar form had taken over due to the lack of support from type-faces and computing devices, although it's still quite common to see it in Australian publications, especially in large fonts (headlines, advertising, etc).


 - Simon

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