From: Erkki I. Kolehmainen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Mar 27 2008 - 05:02:32 CST
Michael, we most certainly don't want to repeat the mess with the Euro
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Puolesta Michael Everson
Lähetetty: 27. maaliskuuta 2008 10:48
Vastaanottaja: Unicode Discussion
Aihe: Re: A currency sign for the Rubel?
At 09:39 +0100 2008-03-27, André Szabolcs Szelp wrote:
>> That's not the way it works. GOST does not own the Ruble sign. The
>> users do.
>No, not GOST, but the National Bank of Russia. :-)... kindof:
>As I understand, national character encoding
>standards and actual usage in print or
>manuscript to be edited are reasons for encoding.
No, not just national standards. And it is clear
that ordinary users are using a RUBLE SIGN now.
>By user initiative you have to demonstrate some
>actual usage in print. Due to the note by Adam
>T. that the final design has not yet been chosen
>by the national bank, no widespread printed
>actual usage will be found.
There is quite a lot on the internet already.
http://www.artlebedev.com/news/2007/dayone/ does not have a Latin R.
BUt it's listed here as well:
(I like the 19th-century one)
http://www.artlebedev.ru/news/2007/rouble/ shows it
http://www.paratype.ru/cinfo/news.asp?NewsId=78 at Paratype
used as a graphic since 2007-08-01
An article from Izvestija discussing the contest
In commercial use we can see it at http://www.66auto.ru/
>Even if you'd do, you'd run into the danger,
>that an other design is selected finally. It
>would be unfortunate, if the Unicode Ruble
>currency sign differed from the one on the ruble
>notes... would be pretty confusing.
Not so bad. Glyphs are informative.
It would be useful to have a contact in the Central Bank, of course.
-- Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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