RE: Indian Rupee Sign (U+20B9) proposal - copyright/licencing issue

From: Erkki I Kolehmainen (
Date: Tue Jul 20 2010 - 14:04:24 CDT

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    The copyright for the euro symbol belongs to the European Community, which
    for this purpose is represented by the European Commission. The Commission
    does not object to the use of the euro symbol, indeed it encourages the
    symbol’s use as a currency designator.

    Publication by itself constitutes no license.

    Sincerely, Erkki I. Kolehmainen

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    Puolesta Mahesh T. Pai
    Lähetetty: 20. heinäkuuta 2010 20:43
    Aihe: Re: Indian Rupee Sign (U+20B9) proposal - copyright/licencing issue

    Philippe Verdy said on Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 04:09:05PM +0200,:

    (snipping out the statements about copyrights, open licensing,
    copyright, etc).

    You have a point there; the government of India needs to publish that
    design in their gazette. Till then, it is not a formal decision, AFAICT.

    And I suppose that publication in the gazette will be sufficient a

    After all the European Commission does not claima a copyright on the
    euro sign, does it? And the new rupee sign is meant for use, not for
    hoarding or generating royalty income for the GoI.

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