German Mark symbol (was: Re: Unicode 6.2 to Support the Turkish Lira Sign)

From: Karl Pentzlin <>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2012 20:55:53 +0200

Am Mittwoch, 23. Mai 2012 um 20:01 schrieb Jukka K. Korpela:

JKK> 2012-05-23 20:40, Doug Ewell wrote:
>> Note also that the German mark was pretty much always just "DM"

JKK> Well, looking at my stamp collection, I can see old German stamps with
JKK> symbols that look like script-style “m” (with the height of digits) and
JKK> script-style “M”.

The Deutsche Mark (DM, ISO 4217: DEM) was introduced 1948.
The Mark sign you noted was used before for the German currencies
called "Mark" from 1871 on. It was present on German typewriters in that
Fortunately, this sign is already encoded (U+2133 SCRIPT CAPITAL M).

- Karl
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