RE: Unicode 6.2 to Support the Turkish Lira Sign

From: Michael Everson <>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2012 01:14:13 +0100

> There may or may not have been elements of propaganda involved. And the design may or may not be poor. None of that changes the reality that the symbol in question _has_ started to be used in commerce,

That's not true. The character ELOT asked to be encoded was never used. Or not for long. as the euro was adopted. I doubt there is much or any data using that character.

> that government agencies are starting to expect ICTs to support the symbol, and hence that implementers are for better or worse required to start supporting it if they are to meet their users’ / customers’ needs.

Perhaps you are not talking about the
> We may like Unicode to be “pure” and aesthetically pleasing, but at the end of the day what matters most is that it is practical.

I do not particularly have an interest in "purity". I am most interested in practicality.

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