Re: Unicode 6.2 to Support the Turkish Lira Sign

From: Shriramana Sharma <>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2012 08:18:46 +0530

On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 5:08 AM, Peter Constable <> wrote:
> None of that changes the reality that the symbol in question _has_ started
> to be used in commerce, 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.

Any reason why the glyph of the current existing character 20A4 ₤ LIRA
SIGN could not have been changed instead? The glyph is similar to that
of 00A3 £ POUND SIGN, and 20A4 was *anyway* not used in favour of
00A3, so it's not as if any other users of the lira would object
(unlike in the case of the rupee sign).


annotation to 20A4 LIRA SIGN "intended for lira, but not widely used"
annotation to 00A3 POUND SIGN "pound sterling, Irish punt, Italian
lira, Turkish lira, etc"

Shriramana Sharma
Received on Mon May 21 2012 - 21:54:36 CDT

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