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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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December 03, 2010, 03:45:40 PM
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Personally, I just use BTC.

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December 03, 2010, 03:52:59 PM
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On my computer running Ubuntu at home, ⓑ displays just fine. However, on my Windows computer at work, it looks like a box with "24D1" inside.

That's exactly what it looks like to me right now, and I'm using an Ubuntu derivitive.

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December 03, 2010, 04:43:53 PM
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if course I'm joking around...ofcourse it is important to have a standardized, commonly agreed-upon and recognized symbol
The only standard we can reasonably hope for is a de facto one.

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December 03, 2010, 11:29:36 PM
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vistafag here /ⓑ/ looks like a good idea. My vote goes to it

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December 04, 2010, 07:44:12 AM
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It seems like a considerable drawback if all computers / fonts cannot display it.  Sad
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December 04, 2010, 05:04:21 PM
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It seems like a considerable drawback if all computers / fonts cannot display it.  Sad

Yeah Sad. I just really don't like the Bhat symbol.

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December 04, 2010, 09:40:43 PM
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ⓑ25.50           or          ฿25.50



subliminally...  one of these looks like money...  the other one looks like a copyright notice....
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December 04, 2010, 10:05:21 PM
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ⓑ25.50           or          ฿25.50



subliminally...  one of these looks like money...  the other one looks like a copyright notice....

bopyright?

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December 04, 2010, 10:06:31 PM
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if course I'm joking around...ofcourse it is important to have a standardized, commonly agreed-upon and recognized symbol
The only standard we can reasonably hope for is a de facto one.

Amen, Father McGruder!

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December 05, 2010, 01:32:29 AM
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if course I'm joking around...ofcourse it is important to have a standardized, commonly agreed-upon and recognized symbol
The only standard we can reasonably hope for is a de facto one.

Amen, Father McGruder!

+ 1.

Let's just wait and see which one will become most popular and simply use it.

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December 05, 2010, 04:54:37 AM
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ⓑ25.50           or          ฿25.50



subliminally...  one of these looks like money...  the other one looks like a copyright notice....
Any copyrights still in effect from the year twenty five and a half?

That ⓑ doesn't show properly for everyone bugs me, but for what it's worth, the symbol displays fine on four out of the five of the computers I use, although three of those run Ubuntu and one runs OS X. Anyone come up for a quick fix for getting unicode symbols to display properly on Windows computers?

Edit: Apparently, the issue only affects those who use fonts that don't support such characters. According to this page, that's basically anyone running Windows XP or earlier. Here's a list of fonts that support the enclosed alphanumeric range. I'll tell my browser on the offending computer to use one of them. Hopefully ⓑ will start displaying properly.

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December 06, 2010, 09:34:18 PM
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I quite like the C with dots which Hepatizon proposed. Plus, I agree that Bitcoin is more important than the Baht.
Maybe also something like that can be nicely processed by a typographer:
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It might have good scaling properties...
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December 07, 2010, 04:53:18 AM
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Although I love some of the creative designs people have come up with here...   The problem is, if the character doesn't already exist in standard-issue fonts...   What are we going to do?   Insert a JPG image next to a numeric value every time we want to type a Bitcoin amount...?
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December 07, 2010, 05:16:42 AM
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I think it is time for a straw poll to determine the relative popularity of the competing designs proposed.  Of course, this will not be an official vote...

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December 07, 2010, 12:13:09 PM
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Although I love some of the creative designs people have come up with here...   The problem is, if the character doesn't already exist in standard-issue fonts...   What are we going to do?   Insert a JPG image next to a numeric value every time we want to type a Bitcoin amount...?

Let's say that ⓑ takes off. Websites wishing to display can host the necessary fonts for browsers. Typesetting programs should accommodate the symbol without much trouble for formal documents. For informal documents, people will get by with simply b or (b), as they do with the copyright symbol. One can easily tell Word to turn (b) into ⓑ on the fly as well.

I suppose that when there can be no ambiguity, people will default to a currency code (BTC) as they do with every other currency.

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December 08, 2010, 08:48:35 PM
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For those running Firefox on Windows XP for whom ⓑ, the unicode character 24D1, doesn't display properly, I have an easy fix:
1.   Download the Quivira font from this page.
2.   Extract the file and install the font according to this guide.
3.   In Firefox, select Tools --> Options and then the Content tab. Under Fonts & Colors, click the Advanced button.
4.   Select 'Other Languages' in the Fonts for drop down field.
5.   Select 'Serif' in the Proportional field.
6.   Select 'Quivira' in both the Serif and Sans-serif fields.
7.   Select 'Western (ISO-8859-1)' in the Default Character Encoding field.
8.   Click the 'OK' button in the current window, and then again the next window.

ⓑ should now display properly in your browser. If you have another font in mind that supports ⓑ, feel free to swap it for the one I suggested.

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December 11, 2010, 02:40:03 AM
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Hey! One thing anoying me with ฿ - is the fact it's for right2left text and browsers behaive funky with it )

I am looking through http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Unicode_characters

What's about - ?

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December 11, 2010, 02:42:14 AM
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Or: ϭ

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December 11, 2010, 02:46:39 AM
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Hey! One thing anoying me with ฿ - is the fact it's for right2left text and browsers behaive funky with it )

I am looking through http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Unicode_characters

What's about - ?
Can you share a screen shot?

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Both of your suggestions seem a little random. The best suggestions try to incorporate some sort of association with bitcoins or the Bitcoin system.

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December 15, 2010, 10:24:09 PM
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7.   Select 'Western (ISO-8859-1)' in the Default Character Encoding field.
8.   Click the 'OK' button in the current window, and then again the next window.

You’re seriously advising people to change their default character set to non-Unicode? EUGH. That’s just soo wrong. Don’t do that.
Find a good font that will fill in your fallback characters (Everson Mono is a good choice), and default to Unicode UTF-8.
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