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Question: Which symbol do you like best?
฿ - 197 (41.9%)
- 35 (7.4%)
- 68 (14.5%)
Ƀ - 96 (20.4%)
¤ - 1 (0.2%)
None of the above - 73 (15.5%)
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June 25, 2011, 03:05:58 AM
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I'm curious, anyone see any objection to using ß as the symbol? I've actually been using that for weeks in private conversations with friends regarding bitcoins... And everyone seems to have no trouble with understanding what I mean when I put in, say, ß2.50, while talking about price or mining and stuff like that.

+1, the beta symbol was the first thing that came to mind for me too. I think it works personally

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June 25, 2011, 03:59:23 AM
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I don't think include any "dot" in the character is a good idea since people will write the character somewhere.

Here is my design, a vertical line with a spiral. and looks like "b" in a circle, and will be very easy to write.
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June 25, 2011, 04:25:37 AM
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I don't think include any "dot" in the character is a good idea since people will write the character somewhere.

Here is my design, a vertical line with a spiral. and looks like "b" in a circle, and will be very easy to write.


Gee... that looks familiar... where did I see that... Oh yeah. Back in the first couple of pages:

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June 25, 2011, 04:35:11 AM
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I don't think include any "dot" in the character is a good idea since people will write the character somewhere.

Here is my design, a vertical line with a spiral. and looks like "b" in a circle, and will be very easy to write.

Gee... that looks familiar... where did I see that... Oh yeah. Back in the first couple of pages:

[facepalm].  Wow.  This brings back memories of July 2010 when this thread was started almost a year ago.  People think they're clever by adding a new curve or slash to a "b" or extending a previous design with an extra loop or rotating.  Wow.  That's all I can say.

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June 25, 2011, 04:40:28 AM
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[facepalm].  Wow.  This brings back memories of July 2010 when this thread was started almost a year ago.  People think they're clever by adding a new curve or slash to a "b" or extending a previous design with an extra loop or rotating.  Wow.  That's all I can say.

All I'm saying is, do your homework. That was my design I posted, and there's another guy who actually uses a much better version as his avatar.

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June 25, 2011, 05:06:21 AM
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I prefer Ƀ
However when I used that on my website, it wasn't rendering in my compatibility testing on a virtual machine with IE6, Firefox 2 and Chrome - just showed up as a square box or a ?
Firefox 4+ renders it fine.

so I use ฿ on my site because it shows up properly on default installs of all browsers I tested.

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June 25, 2011, 06:02:05 AM
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[facepalm].  Wow.  This brings back memories of July 2010 when this thread was started almost a year ago.  People think they're clever by adding a new curve or slash to a "b" or extending a previous design with an extra loop or rotating.  Wow.  That's all I can say.

All I'm saying is, do your homework. That was my design I posted, and there's another guy who actually uses a much better version as his avatar.

Sorry my comment unintentionally came across as belittling you, but I actually liked your design myrkul.  Simple and sleek.  I was actually intending to just make fun of this newbie peak for being so late in the game.

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June 25, 2011, 06:10:10 AM
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Sorry my comment unintentionally came across as belittling you, but I actually liked your design myrkul.  Simple and sleek.  I was actually intending to just make fun of this newbie peak for being so late in the game.

I didn't take it that way, but thanks for apologizing anyway. Wink

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June 25, 2011, 08:48:14 AM
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How about the three bars? ≡ (alt+240)

It looks like horizontal "bits" or 1's.

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June 25, 2011, 08:55:42 AM
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How about the three bars? ≡ (alt+240)

It looks like horizontal "bits" or 1's.

I still think we should go with ß! It's more mnemonic, it's readily available even on most systems that aren't Unicode, it's usually not too hard to type even on an English keyboard. Smiley

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June 25, 2011, 11:51:35 AM
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I went for Ⓑ. Bitcoins are not bahts.

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June 25, 2011, 01:17:43 PM
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Hi,
I like the already mentioned @-stile b, but I think it looks better with the circle clockwise.
Something like this:
http://s1.directupload.net/images/110625/frpdlb27.png

But I also like the idea of using the greek beta character because it's already available in fonts.

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June 25, 2011, 01:26:10 PM
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[facepalm].  Wow.  This brings back memories of July 2010 when this thread was started almost a year ago.  People think they're clever by adding a new curve or slash to a "b" or extending a previous design with an extra loop or rotating.  Wow.  That's all I can say.

All I'm saying is, do your homework. That was my design I posted, and there's another guy who actually uses a much better version as his avatar.

Sorry my comment unintentionally came across as belittling you, but I actually liked your design myrkul.  Simple and sleek.  I was actually intending to just make fun of this newbie peak for being so late in the game.
e...In fact I went through all of 13 pages before post my design. It have some differnece from myrkul's or TiagoTiago's. It's a vertical line with clockwise spiral, not a 'b' in an anti clock open circle. People will be more clear on how to write it at one stroke, isn't it?
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June 25, 2011, 02:18:48 PM
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How about something like that?

I apologize if that design has already been proposed - I didn't read through all 13 pages.
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June 25, 2011, 02:44:09 PM
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Or this?
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June 26, 2011, 08:24:39 PM
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how about a cursive lower case "b"?

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June 26, 2011, 08:31:38 PM
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how about a cursive lower case "b"?

Well, ß isn't lowercase or cursive but it's in pretty much all commonly used character sets and fonts. Smiley

And it also seems more international (yeah, pretty unscientific comment, I know) which Bitcoin itself is supposed to be.

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June 26, 2011, 08:38:32 PM
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Instead of ฿ or β, why don't stick with good old B?</irony>

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June 26, 2011, 09:17:32 PM
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I think the lower case "b" in a circle is perfect since bytes use a capital "B" (i.e. 23 MB) and bits use a lowercase "b" (1024 Mbps). So the lowercase "b" would be the "bit" and the circle would be a coin.  Grin

That's impeccable logic, and I agree with you that this would be an excellent symbol (if a symbol is needed). It's easily remembered, easily handwritten, and already present in Unicode.


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June 26, 2011, 09:17:46 PM
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/b/

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