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Alternate cryptocurrencies => Altcoin Discussion => Topic started by: str4wm4n on May 06, 2012, 07:27:18 PM



Title: Ł as the litecoin "symbol"?
Post by: str4wm4n on May 06, 2012, 07:27:18 PM
Ł

What does everyone think? Kind of like how ฿ is used for BTC sometimes.

the slash on the L kind of looks like a t, hence LTC


Title: Re: Ł as the litecoin "symbol"?
Post by: pooler on May 07, 2012, 09:42:56 AM
Personally, I don't especially like using the Baht symbol (฿) for Bitcoin.
The "L with stroke" has the advantage of not being already in use as a currency symbol, but it still closely resembles the Pound sign (), especially when handwritten.

Some relevant links:
https://bitcointalk.org/?topic=41.0
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Bitcoin_symbol
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%81
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Currency_sign


Title: Re: Ł as the litecoin "symbol"?
Post by: MarketNeutral on May 10, 2012, 04:40:50 AM
I don't hate it, nor do I love it.
 :-\


Title: Re: Ł as the litecoin "symbol"?
Post by: payb.tc on May 10, 2012, 04:46:06 AM
I don't hate it, nor do I love it.
 :-\

how neutral :D

i really like Ł, even though i don't like or use the ฿ symbol.


Title: Re: Ł as the litecoin "symbol"?
Post by: i_rape_bitcoins on May 10, 2012, 06:03:50 AM
Ł

What does everyone think? Kind of like how ฿ is used for BTC sometimes.

the slash on the L kind of looks like a t, hence LTC

I don't think any symbol should be associated with Litecoin until it gets more popular.

Its much easier to recognize a 3 letter acronym than a symbol if you're a newbie.

"Hey, what's Ł?"
v.s.
"Hey, what's LTC?"

I prefer the latter for now.


Title: Re: Ł as the litecoin "symbol"?
Post by: Blaztoize on May 10, 2012, 09:26:14 PM
I prefer the latter for now.

So far, LTC seems to be the best choice of all the options presented (IMHO). Keep going though guys! This could be that hallmark thread of decision! :D


Title: Re: Ł as the litecoin "symbol"?
Post by: Cosbycoin on May 10, 2012, 09:37:32 PM
I think that symbol will work for now.

 ;D


Title: Re: Ł as the litecoin "symbol"?
Post by: Rejinx on May 10, 2012, 10:32:07 PM
I like it but I'm not sure how to type it.


Title: Re: Ł as the litecoin "symbol"?
Post by: payb.tc on May 10, 2012, 10:51:50 PM
I like it but I'm not sure how to type it.

ctrl-c, ctrl-v :D


Title: Re: Ł as the litecoin "symbol"?
Post by: malevolent on May 13, 2012, 11:28:35 AM
I like it but I'm not sure how to type it.

depending on your keyboard and text editor/website it should probably be: Alt + 0321 (utf-8) or Alt + 0163 (iso-8859-1 - bitcointalk.org uses this charset, don't know why they won't switch to utf-8...)


Title: Re: Ł as the litecoin "symbol"?
Post by: Blaztoize on May 13, 2012, 06:14:57 PM
*deep breath*
I retract my initial feelings over the Ł.

That damn symbol is growing on me!!

It looks nice with numbers! Ł200 Ł400 Ł600.....


Title: Re: Ł as the litecoin "symbol"?
Post by: LiteBit on May 14, 2012, 01:59:06 AM
http://i.imgur.com/C5Dm2.png (http://i.imgur.com/C5Dm2.png)


Title: Re: Ł as the litecoin "symbol"?
Post by: terrytibbs on May 14, 2012, 02:41:51 AM
http://i.imgur.com/C5Dm2.png (http://i.imgur.com/C5Dm2.png)
Sexy


Title: Re: Ł as the litecoin "symbol"?
Post by: matthewh3 on May 14, 2012, 04:33:07 PM
I think it would look better with two close parallel lines crossing the L instead of just one for a picture of it but for the font one line makes sense.


Title: Re: Ł as the litecoin "symbol"?
Post by: EskimoBob on May 14, 2012, 07:01:53 PM
http://i.imgur.com/C5Dm2.png (http://i.imgur.com/C5Dm2.png)


Good job!


Title: Re: Ł as the litecoin "symbol"?
Post by: casascius on May 14, 2012, 07:06:46 PM
I think for both Bitcoin and Litecoin the official versions should have two strokes, but until we get our own Unicode characters, the Baht and the Polish Ł can do for now.


Title: Re: Ł as the litecoin "symbol"?
Post by: Cosbycoin on May 14, 2012, 07:38:35 PM
I think for both Bitcoin and Litecoin the official versions should have two strokes, but until we get our own Unicode characters, the Baht and the Polish Ł can do for now.

It's nice to know that even casascius doesn't view litecoins as a hostile cryptocurrency and is open-minded to the idea of an alt-chain, unlike SC/MC which the entire community has a consensus that it is a scam.


Title: Re: Ł as the litecoin "symbol"?
Post by: Rothgar on May 14, 2012, 11:43:38 PM


It's nice to know that even casascius doesn't view litecoins as a hostile cryptocurrency and is open-minded to the idea of an alt-chain, unlike SC/MC which the entire community has a consensus that it is a scam.

That's because it is.  LTC has the source code available.  That makes a huge difference.



Title: Re: Ł as the litecoin "symbol"?
Post by: Cosbycoin on May 14, 2012, 11:53:41 PM


It's nice to know that even casascius doesn't view litecoins as a hostile cryptocurrency and is open-minded to the idea of an alt-chain, unlike SC/MC which the entire community has a consensus that it is a scam.

That's because it is.  LTC has the source code available.  That makes a huge difference.



Good point! ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D


Title: Re: Ł as the litecoin "symbol"?
Post by: osoverflow on August 21, 2012, 02:46:39 AM
do you know if there is a truetype file for litecoin symbol?


Title: Re: Ł as the litecoin "symbol"?
Post by: mc_lovin on August 24, 2012, 03:41:41 AM
'LTC' FTW!


Title: Re: Ł as the litecoin "symbol"?
Post by: str4wm4n on August 25, 2012, 05:03:40 AM
'LTC' FTW!

you mean ŁTC FTW!!


Title: Re: Ł as the litecoin "symbol"?
Post by: str4wm4n on January 01, 2014, 10:47:32 PM
So I was looking back at old threads I started and I have to admit it's pretty cool to have branded a cryptocurrency with a $600 million market cap  :D


Title: Re: Ł as the litecoin "symbol"?
Post by: LiteBit on January 05, 2014, 05:03:21 AM
So I was looking back at old threads I started and I have to admit it's pretty cool to have branded a cryptocurrency with a $600 million market cap  :D

That is cool man. I still like the double parallel lines personally however.