RE: Azerbaijani Manat Symbol

From: Michel Suignard <>
Date: Wed, 3 Apr 2013 04:31:24 +0000

At the time of the initial proposal and discussion the evidence of real use was insufficient for most of us. We were trying to see evidences such as price lists, restaurant menus, advertising and such. We have been burnt with some cases of dead on arrival currency symbols (such as Greek drachma, French Franc) and currency symbols can be potentially heavy to implement because of the implied urgency and their scope.
Clearly the examples that came through this thread are going in the right direction and I would encourage interested parties to come with a newly refreshed proposal. With currencies, once use is demonstrated we want to proceed as fast as possible. There are several vehicles to get this in both Unicode and 10646 fairly quickly if needed.


From: [] On Behalf Of Philippe Verdy
Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 6:20 PM
To: Unicode Mailing List
Subject: Re: Azerbaijani Manat Symbol

Correction: the symbols appears on the new series of banknotes, but you need good a good image resolution to see it, and need to look at the obserse side of the banknot with the highest denomination of 100 Manat:

I can't see the symbol on other banknotes (but it may be present in a cryptic form; I have no Manat banknotes to verify this, and I have never seen it physically). Note that national coins and banknotes are prohibited to be exported from Azerbaijan by foreigners.
2013/4/3 Philippe Verdy <<>>
I reforward a message sent by Rustam Aliyev writing to me because I wrote about this "new" Azerbaijani Manat currency symbol in... 2008 when it was introduced. Since then nothing has happened and the symbol is still not in any pending formal proposal.

He tried to send this message to the list but his message was not delivered, and so he asks me for help about this issue. He provides additional prrofs of usage. See below.

Thanks. Philippe.

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From: Rustam Aliyev <<>>
Date: 2013/4/3
Subject: Fwd: Azerbaijani Manat Symbol
To: Philippe Verdy <<>>

Hello Philippe,

I'm contacting you regarding your activity in Unicode group. I noticed that you sent email regarding Azerbaijani Manat symbol back in 2008 and therefore contacting you directly.

I subscribed and sent following email to the unicode mail list. However, it wasn't delivered. It looks like moderation which lasts almost for a month not yet processed.

I was wondering if you could help me with delivering this message to the mail list and also was wondering what is required to for submission.

Many thanks,

Member of the Azerbaijan Internet Forum
Software Engineer at Skype

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Azerbaijani Manat Symbol


Sun, 17 Mar 2013 23:15:34 +0000


Rustam Aliyev <><>



Azerbaijani Manat Symbol was discussed few times on the list (e.g., but due to low demand never made its way to the Currency Symbols (

Azerbaijani Manat symbol was introduced in 2006 but wasn't really used until recently. At the moment, it is possible to see symbol used almost everywhere - outdoor banners, scratch cards with monetary value, web pages (see Therefore, we think it's time to add this to Unicode (actually, we are a bit late).

I went briefly through the guidelines and in accordance with recommendations sending email to this list first. Also, I noticed that proposal guidelines have broken links to the proposal forms ( I would appreciate if anyone could provide templates for this or share previous applications.

Many thanks,
Rustam Aliyev.

Member of the Azerbaijan Internet Forum
Software Engineer at Skype
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