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Currency symbols

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This set contains currency symbols from different Unicode sections. These are special symbols for short recording of monetary unit names. For the time being, they are here for copying and subsequent insertion. The page does not pretend to be a reference material. The most famous and popular is, of course, the dollar badge. It even exists on the keyboard.

Some currency symbols appeared several centuries ago as a consequence of the natural evolution of writing from the options of a brief or complete recording of their names. For example, the dollar icon $. There are a lot of versions about its origin. May be from the coat of arms of the Spanish monarchy, or from the designation of the ancient Roman sestertius, or from the coin overgrown. Clearly, not by the willful decision of the rulers of the British colonies in America. Others, on the contrary, were created by the decision of the responsible authorities. One such is euro symbol.

The ruble also has a symbol. It represents the letter «P» with a foot stitched just below the semicircle ₽. Officially (by the central bank), the ruble sign was adopted in December 2013. However, it was widely used long before that. In 2007, several respectable design studios, having conspired, began to use the new ruble symbol when creating fonts, making display cases, price tags, online stores. After the approval, it was added to Unicode. This happened in version 7.0, in 2014.

Many of the world's currencies have their own badges. Most of them are a letter of the Latin alphabet with two or one line in some place. For some, the national writing system is used: ௹. For the rupee, in general, there are several signs. Ligatures (two merged letters) are also used: ₢, as well as different combinations. By the way, here is the currency symbol, so beloved by everyone, of Mongolian Tugriks .