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May 06, 2012, 07:27:18 PM
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What does everyone think? Kind of like how ฿ is used for BTC sometimes.

the slash on the L kind of looks like a t, hence LTC
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May 07, 2012, 09:42:56 AM
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Personally, I don't especially like using the Baht symbol (฿) for Bitcoin.
The "L with stroke" has the advantage of not being already in use as a currency symbol, but it still closely resembles the Pound sign (£), especially when handwritten.

Some relevant links:
https://bitcointalk.org/?topic=41.0
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Bitcoin_symbol
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%81
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Currency_sign

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May 10, 2012, 04:40:50 AM
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I don't hate it, nor do I love it.
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May 10, 2012, 04:46:06 AM
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I don't hate it, nor do I love it.
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how neutral Cheesy

i really like Ł, even though i don't like or use the ฿ symbol.
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May 10, 2012, 06:03:50 AM
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Ł

What does everyone think? Kind of like how ฿ is used for BTC sometimes.

the slash on the L kind of looks like a t, hence LTC

I don't think any symbol should be associated with Litecoin until it gets more popular.

Its much easier to recognize a 3 letter acronym than a symbol if you're a newbie.

"Hey, what's Ł?"
v.s.
"Hey, what's LTC?"

I prefer the latter for now.

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May 10, 2012, 09:26:14 PM
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I prefer the latter for now.

So far, LTC seems to be the best choice of all the options presented (IMHO). Keep going though guys! This could be that hallmark thread of decision! Cheesy

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May 10, 2012, 09:37:32 PM
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I think that symbol will work for now.

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May 10, 2012, 10:32:07 PM
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I like it but I'm not sure how to type it.

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May 10, 2012, 10:51:50 PM
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I like it but I'm not sure how to type it.

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May 13, 2012, 11:28:35 AM
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I like it but I'm not sure how to type it.

depending on your keyboard and text editor/website it should probably be: Alt + 0321 (utf-8) or Alt + 0163 (iso-8859-1 - bitcointalk.org uses this charset, don't know why they won't switch to utf-8...)
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May 13, 2012, 06:14:57 PM
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*deep breath*
I retract my initial feelings over the Ł.

That damn symbol is growing on me!!

It looks nice with numbers! Ł200 Ł400 Ł600.....

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May 14, 2012, 01:59:06 AM
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May 14, 2012, 02:41:51 AM
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May 14, 2012, 04:33:07 PM
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I think it would look better with two close parallel lines crossing the L instead of just one for a picture of it but for the font one line makes sense.

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May 14, 2012, 07:01:53 PM
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Good job!

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May 14, 2012, 07:06:46 PM
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I think for both Bitcoin and Litecoin the official versions should have two strokes, but until we get our own Unicode characters, the Baht and the Polish Ł can do for now.

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May 14, 2012, 07:38:35 PM
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I think for both Bitcoin and Litecoin the official versions should have two strokes, but until we get our own Unicode characters, the Baht and the Polish Ł can do for now.

It's nice to know that even casascius doesn't view litecoins as a hostile cryptocurrency and is open-minded to the idea of an alt-chain, unlike SC/MC which the entire community has a consensus that it is a scam.

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May 14, 2012, 11:43:38 PM
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It's nice to know that even casascius doesn't view litecoins as a hostile cryptocurrency and is open-minded to the idea of an alt-chain, unlike SC/MC which the entire community has a consensus that it is a scam.

That's because it is.  LTC has the source code available.  That makes a huge difference.


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It's nice to know that even casascius doesn't view litecoins as a hostile cryptocurrency and is open-minded to the idea of an alt-chain, unlike SC/MC which the entire community has a consensus that it is a scam.

That's because it is.  LTC has the source code available.  That makes a huge difference.



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August 21, 2012, 02:46:39 AM
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do you know if there is a truetype file for litecoin symbol?
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