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July 14, 2011, 02:37:43 PM
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As much as I love the new #-B combination, I'm not sure it works on a small scale:

I hope someone more talented is able to make a better looking version with 10 pixel height, because this is a must-have for a proper new symbol.

Apart from that, I think the #-B is a great idea: It has similarity to other currency symbols, is distinct from any existing symbol and most importantly: it incorporates the symbol for the foundation of the Bitcoin system!
Please, somebody make this scale and lets propose this as a new Unicode character!


I think it looks fine as you've done it. Keep in mind that fonts are not boolean pixels, there's antialiasing and subpixel rendering (LCD screen), etc. is not more complex than a %. As for a 'lower case' version:



Tho I personally prefer the original #B



Or more subdued:



Based on edgeworth's design



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July 14, 2011, 02:52:24 PM
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lower case, how will this one shrink I wonder?

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July 14, 2011, 04:31:35 PM
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I see Edgeworth's design everywhere, how did that not become just the staple for the symbol talk?   It has definitely been the accepted icon for Bitcoin.  I see it more than I do the Orange B logo.  It has the lines clearly drawn.

Someone just needs to black and white that, throw it in a font program, clean it up, bam, right?

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July 14, 2011, 04:57:48 PM
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Someone just needs to black and white that, throw it in a font program, clean it up, bam, right?

Yeah, I agree that it is the best one. 

Slightly off topic, what is needed is some kind of standard way of distributing new fonts. 

For example, to register a new character, you would register a domain name at name-of-new-symbol.fnt.  This would be a high resolution or vector graphics image of the character.

When a browser or text editor hits an unknown symbol, it could download it and use that.  Popular symbols would eventually make it into standard fonts.

To add a symbol to a document you are typing, you would use ALT+name-of-new-symbol and it would add it if available, or download it if not already available.

This could work for all the old symbols too.  ALT+d-o-l-l-a-r would give the $ symbol.  It would be like a DNS for fonts Smiley.  You wouldn't have to remember the unicode numbers.  It would make files larger though if you used a lot of non-standard characters.

All it would take it one unicode symbol which means non-standard character. 

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July 14, 2011, 07:55:31 PM
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I see Edgeworth's design everywhere, how did that not become just the staple for the symbol talk?   It has definitely been the accepted icon for Bitcoin.  I see it more than I do the Orange B logo.  It has the lines clearly drawn.

Someone just needs to black and white that, throw it in a font program, clean it up, bam, right?
I don't think it's Edgeworth's design you see everywhere. Edgeworth's design is fairly new. You might be confusing it with this, as they are very similar:
Of course, I may be wrong.
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July 14, 2011, 07:56:48 PM
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Of course, I may be wrong.

I don't think you are Smiley.

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July 14, 2011, 07:58:22 PM
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I don't think it's Edgeworth's design you see everywhere. Edgeworth's design is fairly new. You might be confusing it with this, as they are very similar:
Ah, yeah, that is the one I am used to.   Conceptually with the line placement in the B, though a different font/italics, I think has that same, bold, solid look.  I like the italics more Sad

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July 14, 2011, 08:01:23 PM
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Ah, yeah, that is the one I am used to.   Conceptually with the line placement in the B, though a different font/italics, I think has that same, bold, solid look.  I like the italics more Sad
I like Edgeworth's Italics better as well, but I like the shiny-ness of this one. Cheesy
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July 14, 2011, 08:04:07 PM
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I like Edgeworth's Italics better as well, but I like the shiny-ness of this one. Cheesy

Been staring at these things too long, I was almost instantly like "Oh yeah, I know what you mean".. but double checked.  And ... I know what you mean Sad  That glare on the original does have a 'newer' shine than Edgeworth's.   In fact, now his looks like a dirty penny

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July 14, 2011, 09:34:50 PM
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mm.. it is hard at that scale.
I tried with the hash at the base:
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icon size at 16x16 comes out a little better:


What about switching it to a lower case b




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July 14, 2011, 11:50:35 PM
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Am i the only one that sees balls and erect penis there before seeing a hashb?

I can't speak for others, but uh no, not until you mention it.



Don't get caught up on the colors and auxiliary graphics. The beauty of edgeworth's design is in the glyph shape. His lines are clean, uniform, connected, and simple.



I just happen to disagree about the specific location of the bottom lines which could be moved top and left to allow a # (hash) or ♯ (sharp) to subtly emerge (as attempted in posts above).

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July 19, 2011, 01:00:24 PM
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I made the shiny one, but the B from Edgeworth is far superior, he actually thought about it, I just recreated the B from a design from Satoshi: https://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=64.0 and spended more time on the overall coin and just made sure the B was looking good.

I'll try to find some time to make the shiny coin with the B from Edgeworth, gives a better view, but thrust me, the B he made is perfect. Smiley

Only problem with the B with double slashes, it looks splendid as a logo, but for typographic use it has one line to much, that's why you also see the dollar symbol with 2 lines when it is a big logo but with one line in fonts: $. And if you lose one line in the double lined B you'll get: ฿.

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July 19, 2011, 03:04:10 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, 03:39:30 PM
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I'll try to find some time to make the shiny coin with the B from Edgeworth, gives a better view, but thrust me, the B he made is perfect. Smiley

Looking forward to seeing that. (you weren't sold on any of the #B glyphs?)

Only problem with the B with double slashes, it looks splendid as a logo, but for typographic use it has one line to much, that's why you also see the dollar symbol with 2 lines when it is a big logo but with one line in fonts: $. And if you lose one line in the double lined B you'll get: ฿.

Not entirely (unless you constrain yourself to Unicode). Edgeworth's first vertical would share the left side of B and the second slash does not cross through the loops of the B.

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July 21, 2011, 11:42:29 AM
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I just included an updated version of a new proposal for a reference character:
   https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Bitcoin_symbol#Submissions

Feedback is welcome!
It is based on the original design ideas from netrin and RylandAlmanza.
I also included a link to the SVG, so anyone who might want to improve upon it is encouraged to do so.

Please do create and submit your own proposals for a standard reference character but please read the excellent coverage from Pander in the wiki first. I really hope that we can come up with a few more designs in order to cover a larger part of the communities individual preferences.

Once we have that, we can hopefully reach a community consensus on the future official Bitcoin Unicode character and issue our request to the Unicode consortium.
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July 21, 2011, 09:16:53 PM
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You missed some of the submited ones in the original table...

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July 21, 2011, 09:53:11 PM
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Here's something I came up with real quick.
It's a combo of the cent symbol and a b.

Handwritten:


I'm diggin the #3 version though, in handwriting it looks pretty badass.

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August 11, 2011, 05:39:42 PM
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Here is one I made, I need to work on the shading a bit.

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August 30, 2011, 12:38:04 AM
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We already have B⃦ in every popular Bitcoin logo.

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