Re: New Currency sign in Unicode

From: Peter Kirk (
Date: Fri Apr 02 2004 - 06:14:46 EST

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    On 01/04/2004 16:33, wrote:

    >See the currency symbol in use on postage stamps,
    >...notice the different glyphs in the third and fourth rows.
    >Best regards,
    >James Kass
    There are quite a lot of variant glyphs here, in the various rows: basic
    glyphs the size of C, or of c, small versions raised, with overlaid
    vertical or oblique lines or no line at all - the last on the lowest and
    so probably most recent stamps. But the commonest version seems to be a
    capital C overlaid by a VERTICAL line, so the suggestion to use C with
    U+0338 COMBINING LONG SOLIDUS OVERLAY does not seem appropriate. I don't
    think there is a vertical line overlay character, and anyway
    combinations with overstruck diacritics seem to be deprecated. So it
    seems that a clear case can be made to define a new character here. As
    for temporary solutions until the new one is accepted and included in
    fonts, the best one seems to be the one already widely used, the cent sign.

    Peter Kirk (personal) (work)

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