From: Rick McGowan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Apr 02 2004 - 13:10:10 EST
> Unfortunately in case of any proposed characters, web-sites can be
> used as evidence only in a very limited way. [ ... ]
> So what we learn from this site, is -unsurprisingly- that the cent
> sign can be used as a fallback.
Yes, precisely, unless they have *pictures* of the things in question, not
*text* that might be encoded and/or rendered with a fallback.
We also learn from the "bird stamps" web site cited later that the
government of Ghana is extremely inconsistent about their images and usage
of their own currency sign. I.e., they apparently don't have a standard for
So, I don't know... is this "cedi sign" a unique beast, or is it just some
set of variations on the ordinary "cent sign"? Since the government of
Ghana can't agree on a single representation (or even two representations
in their collection of stamps, I would tend to think that that what we have
is just a set of variations on the ordinary "cent sign", and any number of
variant glyphs can be used.
But if someone can point to a Ghana government standard, decree, design
recommendation, or similar official document, then we could talk about
encoding something new.
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