Re: Glyph change for Drachma Sign (U+20AF) (was: Re: Indian Rupee Sign (U+20B9) proposal)

From: Αλέξανδρος Διαμαντίδης (
Date: Mon Jul 19 2010 - 06:29:54 CDT

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    * Karl Pentzlin [2010-07-19 11:33]:
    > The new glyph proposed however (a sans-serif boldface Δ over P) is
    > also no specific design proposed by anybody as distinctive Drachma
    > design; I saw the same type of design occasionally for our former
    > Deutsche Mark (then a D over M, of course).

    For what it's worth, this type of design was quite cοmmon on stickers
    printed by hand-held price guns - either a Δ over a Ρ as proposed by
    Michael, or a ΔΡ rotated 90° counterclockwise and squeezed to fit in the
    same width as a digit. I don't think anyone though of it as a "drachma
    sign", though. More of an abbreviation, I'd say.

    Nobody's currently using this character in digital text, of course, but
    maybe if the Greek economy collapses and we re-introduce the drachma,
    it'll see some use. The Greek Ministry of Finance could then organize a
    contest to select the official new drachma sign... It'll be fun! Please
    find attached my idea for a submission to any potential future contests.




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