Re: Indian Rupee Sign (U+20B9) proposal

From: Kenneth Whistler (
Date: Thu Jul 22 2010 - 19:58:33 CDT

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    > > On this date, Unicode had received proposals for same purpose
    > > form non-insiders too -- as you know this is true because India
    > > is a nation of over a billion populations.
    > I have seen no other proposals to encode the character, submitted
    > either to the UTC or to WG2.

    Actually, there has been another proposal submitted. And it
    was duly registered as an L2 document.
    > > So what method Unicode had used to choose to register the
    > > only proposal from an insider?

    So Tulasi's premise here is just false, anyway.

    In principle, anybody can submit a proposal. See:

    for guidelines on how to do so.

    However, I can assure Tulasi (and anyone else of the "nation of
    over a billion populations") that having 17 (or 17 lakh, or
    even 17 crore) proposals to encode the Indian Rupee Sign
    won't get it encoded any quicker than having one or two
    proposals. Character encoding proposals are not *petitions*
    decided by numbers or weight of delivered stacks -- they are technical
    proposals reviewed for technical content and decision by two technical

    Additionally, the Government of India is an Institutional
    Member of the Unicode Consortium, as well as a participant
    in ISO and SC2, and I am quite confident
    that they can and will speak up for their interests in the
    process of encoding this new currency sign.


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