RE: Unicode 6.2 to Support the Turkish Lira Sign

From: Erkki I Kolehmainen <>
Date: Thu, 24 May 2012 08:25:50 +0300

On this one, I'm with Michael (and Jukka, for that matter). The glyph can be improved while the encoding process is on-going.

This debate reminds me of the even stronger argumentation around the Euro sign. (At the time I was the CEN project team leader for the standardization of the euro.)

Sincerely, Erkki

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Lähettäjä: [] Puolesta Michael Everson
Lähetetty: 23. toukokuuta 2012 22:38
Vastaanottaja: unicode Unicode Discussion
Aihe: Re: Unicode 6.2 to Support the Turkish Lira Sign

On 23 May 2012, at 19:34, Andreas Stötzner wrote:

> Am 23.05.2012 um 20:01 schrieb Jukka K. Korpela:
>> It is a common fallacy these days to think that you can create brands simply by creating symbols for them.
> Very well put.
> I propose to postpone the encoding process of a new character for the TURKISH LIRA. I’m not opposed to the idea in general but I don’t see the matter mature yet. Give it some time, it can only be beneficial.

We cannot go from informing the Turkish Central Bank that we are encoding the character and then rescinding the decision because some typographers have misgivings about the design.

Michael Everson *
Received on Thu May 24 2012 - 00:30:48 CDT

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