Re: Unicode 6.2 to Support the Turkish Lira Sign

From: Philippe Verdy <>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2012 13:45:28 +0200

2012/5/23 Asmus Freytag <>:
> The new logo for the Turkish Lira may also, ultimately, be based on the
> letter L, but it emphasizes a vertical stroke and a curved lower leg. As
> before with the Euro, the nature of that curve will not be based on the
> construction diagram, but the fact that the logo will exist on bank notes is
> what will provide the push for people to reject a based shape.

In fact I do expect that real world representation of the new sign
(outside banknotes and preprinted check forms), will be more similar
to a mirrored capital J, the two strokes will be there but their
slanting will vary a lot.

But I really don't expect that the complex curl used by the British
pound will ever be used (it will just remain in existing encoded texts
where the British pound character, or sometimes the Italian Lira
character, was used)

Typographs will certainly start by adapting their existing font
designs, using the (mirrored) shape of the J as the base, rather than
ther existing British pound symbol.

So there's no or litle risk that the variations introduced in fonts
will really introduce an articifial distinction with the allowed
variations of the British pound symbol whose base remains a cursive L
(sometimes an angular non-cursive L for some sans-serif font styles or
simplified font styles to be used at very small scales), but never a
linear mirrored J like it will be for the Turkish lira.
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