From: Αλέξανδρος Διαμαντίδης (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Jul 19 2010 - 06:29:54 CDT
* 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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