RE: New Currency sign in Unicode

From: Kyekyeku.Opoku-Pong@nokia.com
Date: Thu Apr 01 2004 - 07:34:20 EST

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    The cedi sign should be of the size of the dollar sign ($) or the euro sign (EUR). The site you provided is using the cent sign. The Ghana web site uses a better version of the cent sign for the cedi. See http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/economy/market.prices.php.

    We are developing a keyboard for Ghanaian languages and with it we are considering font issues. We think that it would be a good idea to have the currency of the country on the keyboard. Using the cent sign is something Ghanaians have been doing just because it is close to the cedi sign.

    kyekyeku

    -----Original Message-----
    From: ext Chris Jacobs [mailto:chris.jacobs@freeler.nl]
    Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2004 2:52 PM
    To: Opoku-Pong Kyekyeku (Nokia-TP-MSW/Tampere); unicode@unicode.org
    Subject: Re: New Currency sign in Unicode

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: <Kyekyeku.Opoku-Pong@nokia.com>
    To: <unicode@unicode.org>
    Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2004 12:37 PM
    Subject: New Currency sign in Unicode

    > We are working on a keyboard layout for Ghanaian languages.
    We would like
    to include the Ghanaian currency sign on the keyboard.
    > The currency in Ghana is called cedi and it is written like
    the cent sign
    () except that the cedi sign is bigger, sort of the capital form of the
    cent sign.

    It would help if you could provide examples of the difference
    in size being
    systematically used to distinguish between the cedi and the cent.

    I guess you have to show that this site has it wrong:

    http://whitesys.net/various/finance/ghana.htm

    > Does anyone know if there is a similar sign in Unicode? If
    not, how would
    one go about getting a sign like that into Unicode?
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > Kyekyeku Opoku-Pong



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