Currency Symbols (Unicode block)

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Currency Symbols
RangeU+20A0..U+20CF
(48 code points)
PlaneBMP
ScriptsCommon
Symbol setsCurrency signs
Assigned32 code points
Unused16 reserved code points
Unicode version history
1.0.011 (+11)
2.012 (+1)
2.113 (+1)
3.016 (+3)
3.218 (+2)
4.122 (+4)
5.225 (+3)
6.026 (+1)
6.227 (+1)
7.030 (+3)
8.031 (+1)
10.032 (+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 12.0
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:

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.