From: Mahesh T. Pai (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Jul 28 2010 - 05:33:12 CDT
Shriramana Sharma said on Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 02:52:46PM +0530,:
> This is a somewhat late mail and please forgive me if this question
> has already been asked but there are too many hits for 20A8 Rupee
> when searching through the lists. Isn't it possible to just change
> the glyph of 20A8? To my knowledge, few people actually use 20A8 to
> display the existing representative glyph.
This was asked earlier (including me). And was answered.
> The Rupee sign is what it is -- the sign of India's currency. The
There is a serious misunderstanding there. At least six other
countries have named their currency "Rupee:.
> character 20A8 encodes that sign. If the Indian Govt decides to
Yes and nw. That character should display as "R s" in a font without
that glyph. And a country may not want to use the Indian symbol in
place of that sign.
And AFAIK, none of Indian fonts (as available on GNU/Linux) distros
have that symbol. And None of Indian Locales as available on most
linux distros use that symbol - they use the INR or plain Rs. (I may
be wrong here - feel free to thwack me if I am actually wrong).
> change the glyph (in fact it is only now *deciding* on a glyph) then
> the same character should be maintained with only the glyph changed,
It certainly not a glyph change. I would have agreed with you 3 weeks
back, but not now.
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