From: Jim Allan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Apr 01 2004 - 23:05:37 EST
Peter Kirk wrote:
> I wonder if Kyekyeku is finding it rather offensive that all we
> westerners are claiming to know better than he does what the cedi sign
> looks like. He says it is different from a cent sign. Let's stop
> speculating that he might be wrong and wait for him to provide evidence
> that he is correct.
At http://www.mich.com/~kimsuk/pdf/currency.pdf the Ghana currency is
named "new cedi" and its symbol appears as a N¢ with the ¢ appearing in
capital letter form with an oblique slash and Kyekyeku described.
This web page also has a slashed capital G for the Paraguayan guarani,
another symbol not in Unicode.
Oddly the symbol for colon for Costa Rica and El Salvador is here given
as capital C rather than the colon sign U+20A1.
I suppose a proper cedi symbol could be theoretically generated in
Unicode as <U+0043, U+0338> LATIN LETTER CAPITAL C followed by COMBINING
LONG SOLIDUS OVERLAY, producing C̸ . Displaying this well is problematical.
A clunky work-around might be to put a ¢ key on the keyboard which
would produce ¢ when unshifted and <U+0043, U+0338> when shifted,
allowing the user to chose.
At http://www.tug.org/ftp/historic/fonts/dc-ec/dc-1.3/txsymbol.mf the
cedi symbol and the colon sign (U+20A1) ₡ are identified.
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