From: Chris Jacobs (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Apr 01 2004 - 10:30:25 EST
> The cedi sign should be of the size of the dollar sign ($) or the euro
> 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.
But does it need a different code point from the cent?
In the chapter 14 pdf from http://www.unicode.org/versions/Unicode4.0.1/ is
something about currency symbols.
"Lira Sign. A separate currency sign U+20A4 LIRA SIGN is encoded for
the HP Roman-8 character set, which is still widely implemented in printers.
general, U+00A3 POUND SIGN should be used for both the various currencies
pound (or punt), as well as the various currencies known as lira-for
example, the former
currency of Italy and the lira still in use in Turkey. Widespread
implementation practice in
Italian and Turkish systems has long made use of U+00A3 as the currency sign
for the lira.
As in the case of the dollar sign, the glyphic distinction between single-
and double-bar versions
of the sign is not indicative of a systematic difference in the currency."
> Using the cent sign is something Ghanaians have been doing just because it
is close to the cedi sign.
Would not the Ghanaians, just like the Italians with their Lire, continue to
do that even if there were a cedi code point?
I think just having Ghanaian fonts with big size cents, just as you can have
Italian fonts with double barred pound, is a better solution.
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