Re: Unicode 6.2 to Support the Turkish Lira Sign

From: Philippe Verdy <verdy_p_at_wanadoo.fr>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2012 14:40:07 +0200

2012/5/23 Szelp, A. Sz. <a.sz.szelp_at_gmail.com>:
> Philippe,
>
>> 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.
>
> so if your assumptions do turn out to be true, then it really will be
> an ARMENIAN DRAM rotated by 180s... ;-)

Note also that those real-world handwritten Lira symbols would also
look extremely similar to the handwritten symbols for the Euro, with
the same basic features : a single long curve open on the right side,
and two strokes. I know many that already write euros like a mirrored
J, just to leave enough space for the strokes. The curve of the C does
not leave enough place in the right side to avoid that the two strokes
touch it.

I may give photos of that (for example in handwritten promotional
price lists facing restaurants and bars, or price indicators in fresh
food markets) : you recognize the euro, but you hardly find the shape
of a C as it is clearly truncated of its upper arm.
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