Re: Ruble symbol?

From: Michael Everson <>
Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2012 20:01:26 +0100

On 2 Jun 2012, at 19:49, Jean-François Colson wrote:

> At I see a price in rubles, 31,500 р, where the currency is written р (Cyrillic r).
> But that р is displayed as a capital Р (Cyrillic R) with stroke.
> I’ve never been in Russia. That’s why I have a few questions:
> Is that symbol is in everyday use?

We don't know.

> Is it common?

We don't know.

> Is it new?

Not very; at least one font vendor has been making it available for some time.

> Why doesn’t Unicode support it yet?

Because I haven't written a proposal for it because so far it does not appear that any of the banking authorities or the Russian Finance Ministry supports it.

Michael Everson *
Received on Sat Jun 02 2012 - 14:03:42 CDT

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