From: Kenneth Whistler (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Mar 18 2003 - 16:05:20 EST
Lateef Sagar Shaikh asked:
> For Rupees Rs. sign is used, and for Rupee Re. sign is
> used, where as in Unicode only onle code point is
> present for Rs. Shouldn't there be a separate place
> for Re. as well?
No. Rather than using U+20A8 RUPEE SIGN, ordinary typographic
practice would just be to use "Rs" or "Rs." for rupees
and "Re" or "Re." for rupee. As in "Rs 9.60 lakhs" and so
on. There are a number of examples where currency signs are
just abbreviations using ordinary letters. "DM" was widely
used for Deutschmarks, "dkr" for Danish kroner, and so on
before the switch to euros, for example.
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