Currency Symbols (Unicode block)

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Currency Symbols
Range U+20A0..U+20CF
(48 code points)
Plane BMP
Scripts Common
Symbol sets Currency signs
Assigned 32 code points
Unused 16 reserved code points
Unicode version history
1.0.0 11 (+11)
2.0 12 (+1)
2.1 13 (+1)
3.0 16 (+3)
3.2 18 (+2)
4.1 22 (+4)
5.2 25 (+3)
6.0 26 (+1)
6.2 27 (+1)
7.0 30 (+3)
8.0 31 (+1)
10.0 32 (+1)
Note: [1][2]

Currency Symbols is a Unicode block containing characters for representing unique monetary signs. Many currency signs can be found in other unicode blocks, especially when the currency symbol is unique to a country that uses a script not generally used outside that country.

The display of Unicode currency symbols among various typefaces is inconsistent, more so than other characters in the repertoire. The French franc sign (U+20A3) is typically displayed as a struck-through F, but various versions of Garamond display it as an Fr ligature. The peseta sign (U+20A7), inherited from code page 437, is usually displayed as a Pts ligature, but Roboto displays it as a Pt ligature and Arial Unicode MS displays it as a partially struck-through P. The rupee sign (U+20A8) is usually displayed as an Rs digraph, but Microsoft Sans Serif uses the quantity-neutral "Rp" diagraph instead.

Block[edit]

Currency Symbols[1][2]
Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
U+20Ax
U+20Bx
U+20Cx
Notes
1.^ As of Unicode version 10.0
2.^ Grey areas indicate non-assigned code points

History[edit]

The following Unicode-related documents record the purpose and process of defining specific characters in the Currency Symbols block:

Version Final code points[a] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
1.0.0 U+20A0..20AA 11 (to be determined)
2.0 U+20AB 1 N1092R Encoding the Vietnamese currency symbol in the BMP, 1995-03-06 
N1203 Umamaheswaran, V. S.; Ksar, Mike (1995-05-03), "6.1.2.1", Unconfirmed minutes of SC2/WG2 Meeting 27, Geneva 
N1232 Usage of Dong Symbol, 1995-06-20 
2.1 U+20AC 1 L2/97-081 N1566 Umamaheswaran, V. S. (1997-06-23), EURO in ISO 10646 
3.0 U+20AD 1 L2/98-061 N1720 Umamaheswaran, V. S. (1998-02-27), KIP SIGN - Laotian Currency Sign 
U+20AE 1 L2/98-360 N1857 Sato, T. K. (1998-08-15), Addition of Tugrik sign on ISO/IEC 10646-1 
U+20AF 1 L2/99-025 N1946 Everson, Michael (1999-01-20), Addition of the DRACHMA SIGN to the UCS 
L2/99-077.1 N1975 Irish Comments on SC 2 N 3210, 1999-01-20 
L2/10-253 N3866 Everson, Michael (2010-07-19), Proposal to change the glyph of the DRACHMA SIGN 
3.2 U+20B0 1 L2/98-309 N2188 Dünßer, Elmar (1998-09-10), "Script D Symbol with Tail" alias "German Penny Symbol" 
L2/00-092 N2188 Freytag, Asmus (2000-03-14), Proposal to add German Penny Symbol 
U+20B1 1 L2/98-361 N1858 Sato, T. K. (1998-08-21), Addition of Peso sign on ISO/IEC 10646-1 
N2040 Sato, Takayuki K. (1999-06-10), Peso sign 
L2/00-013 N2156 Sato, T. K. (2000-01-06), Peso sign and Peseta sign (U-20A7) 
L2/00-053 N2161 Sato, T. K. (2000-02-20), Peso -- Character sample 
4.1 U+20B2..20B3 2 L2/03-095 N2579 Everson, Michael (2003-02-24), Proposal to encode the GUARANI SIGN and the AUSTRAL SIGN in the UCS 
U+20B4..20B5 2 L2/04-139 N2743 Everson, Michael (2004-04-23), Proposal to encode the HRYVNIA SIGN and the CEDI SIGN in the UCS 
5.2 U+20B6 1 L2/07-332 N3387 Sewell, David R. (2007-11-24), Proposal to encode the Livre Tournois sign in the UCS 
U+20B7 1 L2/08-115 N3390 Everson, Michael (2008-03-06), Proposal to encode the Esperanto SPESMILO SIGN in the UCS 
U+20B8 1 L2/08-116 N3392 Everson, Michael (2008-03-06), Proposal to encode the Kazakh TENGE SIGN in the UCS 
6.0 U+20B9 1 L2/10-251 Deka, Rabin (2010-07-16), Proposal to Encode India’s National Currency Symbol 
L2/10-249R N3862R Everson, Michael (2010-07-19), Proposal to encode the INDIAN RUPEE SIGN in the UCS 
L2/10-258 N3887 Lata, Swaran (2010-07-19), Proposal to encode the Indian Rupee Symbol in the UCS 
6.2 U+20BA 1 L2/12-117 N4258R Everson, Michael (2012-04-17), Proposal to encode the Turkish Lira Sign 
L2/12-132 N4273 Uluırmak, Sacit (2012-04-27), Proposal to Encode the Turkish Lira Symbol in the UCS 
7.0 U+20BB 1 L2/12-242 N4308 Evensen, Nina Marie; Anderson, Deborah (2012-07-24), Proposal for one historic currency character, MARK SIGN 
L2/12-371 N4377 Suignard, Michel (2012-10-24), Disposition of comments on SC2 N 4239 (PDAM2.2 text to ISO/IEC 10646 3rd edition) 
U+20BC 1 L2/11-231R Yevstifeyev, Mykyta (2011-08-05), Revised Proposal to encode Azerbaijani manat sign in the UCS (minor update) 
L2/11-366 Pentzlin, Karl (2011-10-21), Additional evidence for the Azerbaijan Manat symbol as proposed in L2/11-231R 
L2/11-420 N4163 Pentzlin, Karl (2011-10-31), Letter from Central Bank of Azerbaijan Regarding Manat Sign 
L2/12-047 N4168 Proposal to add the currency sign for the Azerbaijani Manat to the UCS, 2011-11-10 
L2/13-180 N4445 Pentzlin, Karl (2013-06-10), Proposal to add the currency sign for the Azerbaijani Manat to the UCS 
U+20BD 1 L2/14-039 N4529 Proposal to add the currency sign for the RUSSIAN RUBLE to the UCS, 2014-01-21 
L2/13-235R2 N4512R2 Everson, Michael (2014-02-04), Proposal to encode the RUBLE SIGN in the UCS 
8.0 U+20BE 1 L2/14-161R N4593 Shermazanashvili, Giorgi (2014-08-14), Adding Georgian Lari currency sign 
L2/15-168 Shermazanashvili, Giorgi (2015-07-06), The Lari Symbol: Implementation Principles and Supplementary Manual 
10.0 U+20BF 1 L2/11-129 van Geloven, Sander (2011-03-24), Addition of Bitcoin Sign 
L2/15-229 Shirriff, Ken (2015-10-02), Proposal for addition of bitcoin sign 
L2/15-254 Moore, Lisa (2015-10-11), "E.2", UTC #145 Minutes 
  1. ^ Proposed code points and characters names may differ from final code points and names

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Unicode character database". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2016-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Enumerated Versions of The Unicode Standard". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2016-07-09.