For use in ASCII text copy.... (when the png logo is not appropriate).... I vote for using ฿
If you notice on this page, http://www.xe.com/symbols.php
....the $ and the € and the £ and the ¥ ....are all used many times... by many DIFFERENT countries' currencies. If there is any potential for confusion between the US $ and the Canadian $, we simply say, US$ or CA$. It's simple.
Why not just reuse: ฿
This way we won't need to add an entirely new unicode character to every font type existing inside every computer on the planet!
I propose we agree to use ฿ .....or its more specific version.... BC฿
....until such time as we DO GET an entirely new unicode character added to every font type existing inside every computer on the planet.
Like, why reinvent the wheel? Especially when everyone on Earth already has two cars and five bicycles.
It's like reinventing the primary "smiley face" symbol.
It seems like a fun project for a character-geek to take on....
But, in the meantime, what's really important is that we all agree on a STANDARD way to type it, and express it in print, for NOW... so we don't confuse new people.
( I think the Thai people will be very gracious about sharing their currency symbol anyway. The average income of an ENTIRE FAMILY is about US$20 per month. I, for one, would LOVE to see some very DIRECT aid organizations --- I mean really grass-roots change-makers on the ground in places like this, and Tanzania, etc., etc., etc. --- able to accept donations by Bitcoin! WAIT! This totally reminded me... A friend of my started http://EpicChange.org
I am so calling her RIGHT NOW. You email her too. Tell her you wanna make a donation via Bitcoin. All they need to do is create an account a http://MyBitcoin.com
or download the app at http://Bitcoin.org