From: Neil Harris (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Jul 28 2010 - 05:48:40 CDT
On 28/07/10 10:22, Shriramana Sharma wrote:
> 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.
> The Rupee sign is what it is -- the sign of India's currency. The
> character 20A8 encodes that sign. If the Indian Govt decides to 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, no?
Unfortunately, that would have undesirable side effects, since there's
more than one currency called the "rupee", and presumably some
significant number of documents using that symbol: changing the generic
rupee sign to look like the Indian rupee sign would make them all
appear, misleadingly, to refer to the Indian rupee.
There's also the issue of canonical decomposition: the "₨" sign clearly
looks like LATIN CAPITAL LETTER R, LATIN SMALL LETTER S -- the Indian
rupee sign does not like anything of the sort.
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