Re: Unicode 6.2 to Support the Turkish Lira Sign

From: Benjamin M Scarborough <>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2012 18:10:59 -0500 (CDT)

On May 22, 2012, at 08:18, Shriramana Sharma wrote:
> 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).

I seem to recall that U+20A4 LIRA SIGN was intended for the *Italian* lira.

Besides, the new Turkish lira sign is clearly meant to be a brand new currency sign not derived from ₤, thus discounting unification. And you can't just replace ₤ with ₺ because of Unicode's stability policy.

(Personally, I don't understand the current hubbub about inventing new currency signs, but whatever.)

—Ben Scarborough
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