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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%)
Total Voters: 466

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June 26, 2011, 09:27:36 PM
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My Idea and explanation:
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Anyways, I think whatever the symbol is it should be both easy to identify and easy to write on paper, and not overly complex.

My symbol is basically a modified lower-case 'b' with an extension of the vertical line, a slightly more ovular semi-circle than normal which slightly protrudes out of the vertical line (giving it the subtle impression of a reversed 'c').

What do you guys think?

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June 26, 2011, 09:40:23 PM
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What I'd like to know is, Why this fascination with writing down on paper the symbol of a digital currency?

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June 26, 2011, 09:47:08 PM
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What I'd like to know is, Why this fascination with writing down on paper the symbol of a digital currency?

Since when does dealing with currency digitally make it irrelevant to hand-writing?

Look at the dollar symbol, for example. Excluding all scenarios where money is being moved or transferred, it's still probably the most commonly written on paper in the US.

Children learn to write currency symbols in school, people write of them in journals, on post-it notes, scraps of paper. Most of the world does not have a computer in their home.

Not being able to write down a symbol representing currency easily would serve as a handicap. People need to be able to express themselves how they want on paper and digitally.

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July 19, 2011, 03:05:52 PM
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Hi all, if you agree, please merge all serious proposals and requirement for Bitcoin sign here: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Bitcoin_symbol#New_Unicode_symbol in order to have a clear and high quality overview in stead of them being distributed over many long posts. Of course the posts remain useful in discussing proposed Bitcoin signs.
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July 19, 2011, 03:42:37 PM
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Hi all, if you agree, please merge all serious proposals and requirement for Bitcoin sign here: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Bitcoin_symbol#New_Unicode_symbol in order to have a clear and high quality overview in stead of them being distributed over many long posts. Of course the posts remain useful in discussing proposed Bitcoin signs.

I think you missed this project http://www.ecogex.com/bitcoin/
Forum discussion: http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=9562.20

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July 21, 2011, 07:55:32 PM
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Bump to get more votes, since votes are good.

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July 21, 2011, 09:08:01 PM
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The votes are pretty much meaningless if not all alternatives are present

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July 31, 2011, 09:07:36 PM
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I don't understand people who says "We can't use ฿ because is used by Thai Baht".

In Latin America most countries use $ as their own money symbol, same with countries which use "dollars" (not US dollars).

This only has one "con": It's not present on keyboard layouts.


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November 01, 2011, 05:57:25 AM
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Now that was a long thread to read through.  I want to revive this topic.  What about if we use a B symbol with double vertical lines that only come out of the top and bottom of the B, similar to what are on the casascius coins and the official bitcoin client icon?


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November 01, 2011, 07:26:46 AM
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Now that was a long thread to read through.  I want to revive this topic.  What about if we use a B symbol with double vertical lines that only come out of the top and bottom of the B, similar to what are on the casascius coins and the official bitcoin client icon?



How about something liek this?
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November 01, 2011, 07:28:38 PM
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It appears that Unicode has given Bitcoin the finger as far as having a designation for a Bitcoin character included.

Now the question is: which private use area character code do we use? The representation of the symbol is really up to font designers, but with a recommended form of upper-case B with top and bottom double-ticks.

I suggest U+EBC0 (and call it "Latin Capital B with Double Stroke" or simply "Bitcoin Currency Sign"), unless anybody can cite any other software or fonts that use this particular private mapping code. A font can be created with just this additional character, and most OSs will search other fonts for the private character and use it when the current font doesn't include it.

〽 = Unicode Bitcoin exchange rate graph...

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November 01, 2011, 07:30:53 PM
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〽 = Unicode Bitcoin exchange rate graph...

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So many people have so many of these box fonts for me.  One box.  Then three boxes, a space, then the fourth box.

I think some people here might just be allergic to bahts.

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November 01, 2011, 07:57:42 PM
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It appears that Unicode has given Bitcoin the finger as far as having a designation for a Bitcoin character included.
Was there a proposal that was officially rejected?  I couldn't find one. http://www.unicode.org/pending/proposals.html

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November 01, 2011, 07:59:53 PM
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So many people have so many of these box fonts for me.  One box.  Then three boxes, a space, then the fourth box.

I think some people here might just be allergic to bahts.
Yes, it depends on your OS and what fonts and language support you have installed.  I see:


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November 01, 2011, 08:34:32 PM
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citation needed
It appears that Unicode has given Bitcoin the finger as far as having a designation for a Bitcoin character included.
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November 01, 2011, 08:34:55 PM
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I see:



The last one is Unicode 6, so not many will have it. A picture of a penguin, but no Bitcoin symbol?

citation needed

Google site:unicode.org bitcoin

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November 01, 2011, 08:37:15 PM
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I see:



The last one is Unicode 6, so not many will have it. A picture of a penguin, but no Bitcoin symbol?


oooh, I don't see the penguin symbol.  Any idea what I need to install or configure in linux environment to see it?  I see the rest.
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November 01, 2011, 08:41:56 PM
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I see:

The last one is Unicode 6, so not many will have it. A picture of a penguin, but no Bitcoin symbol?


oooh, I don't see the penguin symbol.  Any idea what I need to install or configure in linux environment to see it?  I see the rest.

You can install the Symbola font (you don't need to specify it on modern OSs for it's characters to be used). It supports most of Unicode 6 and some proposed signs too. Then something like BabelMap is a character map replacement that will let you see more characters.

The penguin originates in Japanese emoji characters, which are used in Japanese cel phones for cute text messages (and now work on iPhone4S too).

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November 01, 2011, 09:20:28 PM
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From what I was able to find in Google, there had been a proposal, and the Unicode Consortium had asked for more details, such as evidence of a plain text symbol being used and research into possible trademark status.  So I don't think it has been rejected, it is waiting for "our" feedback.

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May 02, 2013, 07:52:07 AM
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Now that was a long thread to read through.  I want to revive this topic.  What about if we use a B symbol with double vertical lines that only come out of the top and bottom of the B, similar to what are on the casascius coins and the official bitcoin client icon?



I couldn't find anything by searching, but I have seen this version in unicode. Can somebody point me to the code?

Ok, it wasn't unicode, just .ttf html/css magic: use \[BTC\] (remove back-slashes) to enable that on the forum.

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