Re: Indian Rupee Sign to be chosen today

From: Kent Karlsson (
Date: Mon Jun 28 2010 - 09:43:29 CDT

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    Den 2010-06-28 10.16, skrev "Michael Everson" <>:

    > On 28 Jun 2010, at 06:41, Mahesh T. Pai wrote:
    >> Mahesh T. Pai said on Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 10:57:53AM +0530,:
    >>> On a serious note -
    >>> 1. Would a change of glypn / glyph shape be considered?
    > It would depend on what is chosen by the Government, I should think.

    Also note that the character named RUPEE SIGN has a compatibility
    decomposition to "Rs" (short for "Rupees" I guess, not for "rupee sign"):
    20A8;RUPEE SIGN;Sc;0;ET;<compat> 0052 0073;;;;N;;;;;

    This compatibility decomposition cannot be changed, nor can the sample
    glyph be changed significantly (i.e. it must continue to look much like

    Unfortunately, some current fonts erroneously display a glyph for
    that character that looks more like "Rp". That is a font error,
    and nothing else.

    If a "NEW RUPEE SIGN" (or whatever name is preferred) is chosen,
    and this goes the same way as the EURO SIGN, i.e. is highly likely to
    be actually used, as was the case when the EURO SIGN was added to Unicode),
    and assuming the glyph does not look like "Rs", a new character will need
    to be added.

        /kent k

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