(x) Glyph Identification Board {gang}

core's picture

need help to identify these currency glyphs...
the image is (c) bitstream.
slashed B = ?
doubleslashed C = ?
doubleslashed W = ?
slashed P = ?
doubleslashed N = ?
slashed m = ?
Rs = ?
symboler

core's picture

bullseye!
thanks mister.
i was looking for greek drachmer and it was in there, too.
greatness.

brennan's picture

Hi,

I am also trying to find the "e" (estimated) symbol that is used on European packaging. I have looked at the unicode site Hrant posted and found it under 'letterlike symbols'. Now all I want to know is if I can use any latin "e" as that symbol or is there a specific keystroke sequence to produce it? Key Caps isnt giving me any joy.

Martin, are they still using the Drachmer or have they switched to Euro? (sorry, from Australia) ;)

Bren

hrant's picture

I'm pretty sure the Estimated symbol has to look exactly like that, otherwise it's just an estimate. ;-) BTW, it *was* "Drachma", but this past July I had to pay for my gyro in evro.

hhp

core's picture

from january 2002 the official currency is euro (and from march 2002 drachmae is no longer accepted. but the greek banks will continue to exchange drachmae coins for 2 yrs and notes for 10 yrs.) too bad, i really wanted to do a drachmae glyph in my font... the euro symbol doesn't thrill me all that much.

talk about a spinoff turn to this forum :)

core's picture

from january 2002 the official currency is euro (and from march 2002 drachmae is no longer accepted. but the greek banks will continue to exchange drachmae coins for 2 yrs and notes for 10 yrs.) too bad, i really wanted to do a drachmae glyph in my font... the euro symbol doesn't thrill me all that much. :-l

core's picture

double trouble.

brennan's picture

So the Drachma, Paseta, Lira (Turkish as well?), Franc and all the other European money symbols are redundant now? Wow.
But the good thing is that they are still accepting the currency! At least I'll have some change when I go over next ;)

I found that estimated symbol on myfonts. http://www.myfonts.com/Character212E.html (Arial Unicode & Palatino Linotype) but I still cant find the keystroke to produce it :(
Anyone know?

Bren

hrant's picture

Turkey isn't part of the European Union, no matter how many blow jobs they give the Americans.

hhp

Bald Condensed's picture

Bren, I think there might be no specific location for the "estimated" symbol. That's probably because it is considered more of a symbol/logo than a glyph. The only place were you can find it is in specific logo- and symbolfonts, and its location varies.

And I must disagree with your opinion about the "euro", there are some fine designs in currently issued typefaces. It's very similar in concept to the dollar or yen-sign. You just have to stay away as far as possible from the official geometric Euro "logotype" as found in Adobe Euro Sans... ugh.

If you wanna find out which currencies became obsolete, check The Universal Currency Converter(tm). When you select one of those currencies, it gives you a warning.

brennan's picture

err... let me just shift that disagreement of opinion to Martin. I dont have a problem with it ;)

Thanks Yves, I think I'll take the Palatino route. Its in there definately.

Bren

Bald Condensed's picture

Whoops, there goes my mixed-up personalities syndrome. Sorry about that, Bren, I always get confused when more than two people participate in a thread (reading too much comics wreaks havoc on your attention span) :/

brennan's picture

no probs Yves!

Speaking of Comics, did you read the last issue of Eye Mag? That Chris Ware article? MAN! that guy has some skill! excellent typography and illustration!

http://fantagraphics.com/artist/acme/acme.html

Bald Condensed's picture

Couldn't start reading the latest Eye yet (swamped with work ':P). I've got all of his Jimmy Corrigan stuff: a must have for comic and type lovers alike. Not only are they wonderful stories and very funny to boot, but the art is gorgeous and the hand lettered type is amazing. One reviewer once said: "If God is into details, he reads Acme Novelty Library". Damn right.
But let's not get carried away, there are specialized forums for this.

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