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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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July 21, 2010, 11:15:44 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
Both of them do kinda look like coins. Smiley

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July 22, 2010, 12:06:41 AM
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looks nice
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July 22, 2010, 03:15:07 AM
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looks nice

I agree I also like newliberty's one lol
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July 22, 2010, 04:37:09 AM
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Oh, oh! This, ฿, in a circle!!! Shocked  Then it's not a baht, it's a bitcoin!!!

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July 22, 2010, 06:29:46 AM
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Oh, oh! This, ฿, in a circle!!! Shocked  Then it's not a baht, it's a bitcoin!!!

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July 22, 2010, 03:38:17 PM
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looks nice

I agree I also like newliberty's one lol

Are these also diacreticals? They appear normal.

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July 22, 2010, 03:45:26 PM
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No, there's a whole set of letters and numbers with circles around them in the Unicode standard.  I honestly have no idea why they're there, but I guess they're coming in handy for us.

http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U2460.pdf
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July 26, 2010, 01:14:03 PM
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The "8 with a line through" variations just make it look like the price of whatever it is you're selling used to cost 8 but now costs something else.
I like the unicode capital B with the circle around it. Ⓑ

If it looks bad it's just because the font designer probably didn't put a lot of effort into that one particular character.

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July 26, 2010, 04:00:47 PM
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I'm chiming in with the "quit using the Bhat" crowd.  There's no reason to confuse the issue by appropriating the Thai symbol for our own, when "BTC" is a perfectly good option, and easy to type on a standard keyboard.

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July 26, 2010, 05:44:04 PM
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I agree that we should not use the Bhat symbol as the bit coin symbol. I do like the b in the circle ⓑ as it is fairly easy to read at normal font sizes. I prefer which easier to read at small sizes (down to 8pt font)  . The nice thing about using the ⒝ is it can be mimicked without Unicode by (b). I think it would be nice to use a symbol that could otherwise be "drawn" on my every pc with or without Unicode.

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July 26, 2010, 06:39:56 PM
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The nice thing about using the ⒝ is it can be mimicked without Unicode by (b). I think it would be nice to use a symbol that could otherwise be "drawn" on my every pc with or without Unicode.

Sounds like "BTC" to me. Tongue
But seriously, the (b) character seems alright since its fallback is easy to type in ASCII

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July 26, 2010, 10:13:01 PM
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I vote ฿ for myself and others who want to promote Thai culture.  Cheesy
Example: ฿10.00

I vote β for people who want a character that looks like a currency symbol but actually isn't a currency symbol and for who are opposed to the promotion of Thai culture. Wink It's easy to write and lower case to boot.
Example: β10.00

I vote ¤ for people who want want a real currency symbol but who are opposed to the promotion of Thai culture. Wink
Example: ¤10.00

While ⓑ Ⓑ and ⒝ look nice, they're not currency characters and they don't look like currency symbols. The character ᴃ isn't a currency character but it looks like a currency symbol when it's two fonts larger than the number next to it.
Examples

ⓑ10.00

Ⓑ10.00

⒝10.00

ᴃ10.00

10.00

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July 27, 2010, 01:40:41 AM
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Ƅ  Latin capital letter tone six (simple and cool looking)
  There does not exist (my ironic favorite, because bitcoins do not exist)
  Script Capital B  (since you are documenting all the cool things that look like a B)
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July 27, 2010, 10:13:02 AM
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The first anonymous currency should be called

/b/


of course!
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(inside joke)

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July 27, 2010, 12:54:10 PM
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The first anonymous currency should be called

/b/


of course!
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(inside joke)

Send me some bitcoins and ill explain it further....for those who dont know. Lips sealed
It would certainly draw more attention to Bitcoin. Tongue

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July 27, 2010, 06:45:39 PM
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Hmm... Sure, I'll play.

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July 29, 2010, 12:21:11 AM
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here's mine

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July 29, 2010, 04:46:13 PM
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Yeah, mine doesn't scale down well.
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November 15, 2010, 02:54:39 PM
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For use in ASCII text copy.... (when the png logo is not appropriate)....  I vote for using    ฿

As in...

฿25.50


or....

BC฿25.50



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.   Smiley

Like, why reinvent the wheel?    Especially when everyone on Earth already has two cars and five bicycles.    Smiley     It's like reinventing the primary "smiley face" symbol.   Smiley

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 )


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November 15, 2010, 05:30:39 PM
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BC฿ looks weird. It's better to use ฿TC instead.
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