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Author Topic: The Thai Baht (฿) has always been the most frequently used Bitcoin symbol right?  (Read 11824 times)
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October 03, 2012, 04:21:48 PM
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Uh, guys... what am I missing here?

A working web browser, perhaps.

Explain to me how Chrome 22.0.1229.79 m is not a working browser?
More to the point, I can see the other symbols here just fine.  If B⃦ is supposed to be the best symbol, and I (and others) cannot see it properly on standard systems, perhaps it would be better to move to a different symbol that IS displayed properly on a standard system.

I am on Firefox BTW.

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October 03, 2012, 04:23:00 PM
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Uh, guys... what am I missing here?

A working web browser, perhaps.

Explain to me how Chrome 22.0.1229.79 m is not a working browser?
Chromium 21.0.1180.89 works fine here.

More to the point, I can see the other symbols here just fine.  If B⃦ is supposed to be the best symbol, and I (and others) cannot see it properly on standard systems, perhaps it would be better to move to a different symbol that IS displayed properly on a standard system.
Images seem to be working fine until mainstream fonts are updated. Thankfully, we also have webfonts now. Smiley

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October 03, 2012, 05:29:35 PM
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I kinda like Ƀ

Alt +0243

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There hasn't been much disagreement that Ƀ, the "Latin capital letter B with stroke" (Alt+0243) is a pretty decent symbol to use going forward.






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October 03, 2012, 05:39:02 PM
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Yes, I believe there is something wrong in the configuration of the UTF-8 encoding/charset in the users' browser. HowardStrong's proposal looks fine on both my Internet Explorer and Chrome. Luke-Jr's proposal looks OK in my Internet Explorer, but doesn't look right in Chrome.

Luke-Jr, if you go to Tools/Encoding in your Chrome browser while in Wikipedia, you should have the UTF-8 option checked. Is that so?

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October 03, 2012, 06:01:51 PM
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Luke-Jr, if you go to Tools/Encoding in your Chrome browser while in Wikipedia, you should have the UTF-8 option checked. Is that so?
I'm not the one having problems...

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October 03, 2012, 07:18:25 PM
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I'm not the one having problems...

is that a general statement?  Grin
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October 03, 2012, 07:45:26 PM
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Yes, I believe there is something wrong in the configuration of the UTF-8 encoding/charset in the users' browser. HowardStrong's proposal looks fine on both my Internet Explorer and Chrome. Luke-Jr's proposal looks OK in my Internet Explorer, but doesn't look right in Chrome.

Luke-Jr, if you go to Tools/Encoding in your Chrome browser while in Wikipedia, you should have the UTF-8 option checked. Is that so?

Just to be sure, I've gone through ALL character encodings in Chrome. Lukes character is displayed in none.

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October 03, 2012, 07:50:25 PM
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Luke-Jr, if you go to Tools/Encoding in your Chrome browser while in Wikipedia, you should have the UTF-8 option checked. Is that so?
I'm not the one having problems...

This guy is a nut. Plain and simple. Awhile back he added a Tonal number section to the Bitcoin article.
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October 03, 2012, 07:52:06 PM
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Uh, guys... what am I missing here?

A working web browser, perhaps. Or maybe it's a font issue with your system.
Not everyone enjoys Windows loading several gigabytes of fonts on startup. I am running the latest Chrome on a minimal WinXP Pro, and these are boxes for me:
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The Thai Baht works for me. So does the custom font BTC, but that's a silly thing for a standard, unless I'm the only one who uses IRC, Wikipedia, plaintext email...

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October 03, 2012, 08:17:49 PM
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This guy is a nut. Plain and simple.
Coming from someone promoting Bitcoin as a tool for illegal activities (and thus harming Bitcoin), I guess I should take this as a compliment...

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October 03, 2012, 08:24:09 PM
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Honestly, everyone should just continue using BTC until a Bitcoin symbol is standardized and viewable on 95% of computers without modifying the default fonts or encodings.

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October 03, 2012, 08:25:22 PM
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Honestly, everyone should just continue using BTC until a Bitcoin symbol is standardized and viewable on 95% of computers without modifying the default fonts or encodings.
Many currencies used already existing symbols. We don't need anybody's permission to adopt the Thai Baht.
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October 03, 2012, 08:27:49 PM
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Honestly, everyone should just continue using BTC until a Bitcoin symbol is standardized and viewable on 95% of computers without modifying the default fonts or encodings.
Many currencies used already existing symbols. We don't need anybody's permission to adopt the Thai Baht.
Except that it'll be confusing for anyone trying to use Bitcoin in Thailand, and/or with Thai people.

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October 03, 2012, 08:29:52 PM
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Honestly, everyone should just continue using BTC until a Bitcoin symbol is standardized and viewable on 95% of computers without modifying the default fonts or encodings.
Many currencies used already existing symbols. We don't need anybody's permission to adopt the Thai Baht.
Except that it'll be confusing for anyone trying to use Bitcoin in Thailand, and/or with Thai people.
The exchange rats are vastly different. Additionally, the US Dollar stole the $ sign from other countries. It's just how it works. Things will sort out.

The Silk Road and other major retailers are using this sign. It can't be escaped.
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October 03, 2012, 08:32:59 PM
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Luke-Jr, if you go to Tools/Encoding in your Chrome browser while in Wikipedia, you should have the UTF-8 option checked. Is that so?
I'm not the one having problems...

This guy is a nut. Plain and simple. Awhile back he added a Tonal number section to the Bitcoin article.

Oh, I wondered where I knew the name from.

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October 03, 2012, 08:36:21 PM
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Honestly, everyone should just continue using BTC until a Bitcoin symbol is standardized and viewable on 95% of computers without modifying the default fonts or encodings.
Many currencies used already existing symbols. We don't need anybody's permission to adopt the Thai Baht.
Except that it'll be confusing for anyone trying to use Bitcoin in Thailand, and/or with Thai people.
The exchange rats are vastly different. Additionally, the US Dollar stole the $ sign from other countries. It's just how it works. Things will sort out.

The Silk Road and other major retailers are using this sign. It can't be escaped.
Those exchange rats are very different indeed.  For one thing, Japanese rats vs Thai rats.  Although I suppose exchange rats generally exist for each currency worldwide.

Regardless, you may be right.  I don't think there's much hope in attempting to standardize a particular symbol - the market will use what it will, and even though it might not be the best option, it will eventually become the standard.

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October 03, 2012, 08:44:01 PM
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Honestly, everyone should just continue using BTC until a Bitcoin symbol is standardized and viewable on 95% of computers without modifying the default fonts or encodings.
Everyone is already using B⃦ via images Smiley

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October 03, 2012, 08:44:52 PM
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Honestly, everyone should just continue using BTC until a Bitcoin symbol is standardized and viewable on 95% of computers without modifying the default fonts or encodings.
Everyone is already using B⃦ via images Smiley
Maybe to you and your browser configuration but nobody else sees it.
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October 03, 2012, 09:00:42 PM
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Honestly, everyone should just continue using BTC until a Bitcoin symbol is standardized and viewable on 95% of computers without modifying the default fonts or encodings.
Everyone is already using B⃦ via images Smiley
Oh, B-box. Charming.

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October 03, 2012, 09:07:57 PM
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Honestly, everyone should just continue using BTC until a Bitcoin symbol is standardized and viewable on 95% of computers without modifying the default fonts or encodings.
Everyone is already using B⃦ via images Smiley
Oh, B-box. Charming.

Cute, isn't it? I'm gonna go ahead and name this character "Jalapeno"

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