From: Michael Everson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Aug 15 2010 - 14:31:55 CDT
On 15 Aug 2010, at 18:55, Doug Ewell wrote:
> Just wait for the darned character to be assigned.
The UTC has assigned a code point to it. U+20B9.
I have reported this to some of the Indian developers. One wrote up the report on his blog at http://blog.foradian.com/unicode-technical-committee-utc-accepted-code
> The article didn't say, and my assumption was that they had repurposed an ordinary assigned character, like the groundbreaking and innovative font developer who proudly repurposed U+0060.
That same intrepid developer asked me to develop a font which had the character at the position U+20B9.
This was released in time to celebrate India's Independence Day. The developer interviewed me, and I trust I have explained the standardization process well enough to him and his readers. http://blog.foradian.com/rupakara-first-font-with-indian-rupee-symbol
Most characters are not candidates for such early implementation. Like the EURO SIGN, the INDIAN RUPEE SIGN is not one of them.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
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