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July 06, 2012, 09:44:23 PM
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I'm making a post one day and I see this button:

So I decided it use it.
What I expected: 50
What I got: BTC50

It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.

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July 06, 2012, 10:17:17 PM
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So you got almost exactly what you expected?  Smiley



(Probably your browser doesn't support custom fonts.)

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July 06, 2012, 10:45:26 PM
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So you got almost exactly what you expected?  Smiley



(Probably your browser doesn't support custom fonts.)

Also, I noticed that not all themes support the BTC. some show the image, some show BTC.

The BlackBox theme, for instance, does not. Main reason I'm using the default, and not that.

Edit: WAS using that one. BlackBox works great now.

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July 07, 2012, 01:10:42 AM
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I would probably use Blackbox if it would float to the width of my screen instead of leaving copious amounts of space on either side.

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July 07, 2012, 01:40:28 AM
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So you got almost exactly what you expected?  Smiley



(Probably your browser doesn't support custom fonts.)
With Firefox 13.0.1:

It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.

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July 07, 2012, 01:51:20 AM
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So you got almost exactly what you expected?  Smiley



(Probably your browser doesn't support custom fonts.)
With Firefox 13.0.1:


With Firefox 13.0.1 on Linux: (BlackBox theme)


Do you have the setting "allow websites to choose their own fonts" set?
(Preferences>Content>Fonts & Colors>Advanced)

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July 07, 2012, 03:02:45 PM
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Oh silly me, noscript was blocking the custom font.  Embarrassed
Thanks, all working now.

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July 07, 2012, 07:34:08 PM
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Oh silly me, noscript was blocking the custom font.  Embarrassed
Thanks, all working now.

D'oh! Don't feel bad, I've done the same thing many times over.

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July 11, 2012, 09:03:01 AM
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Rather than rely on a custom font, why not just re-use a symbol from Unicode: Ⓑ

It has the advantage that everyone has it already, and you can easily configure Mac/Linux to make it typable without the button. Having the forum-specific button is fantastic, but being able to use the same symbol outside the forum easily seems like a major advantage. Also the ⓑ or Ⓑ symbols don't look excessively bold.
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July 11, 2012, 09:13:54 AM
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This thing is that those other characters already have another use.

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July 11, 2012, 03:33:42 PM
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What is Ⓑ used for? I never see it outside of unicode tables and cute facebook names.
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July 30, 2012, 04:47:19 AM
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The "฿" symbol seems the most common. It's used for the Thai bhat (currently valued around US¢3), but a ton of currencies use "$", and who uses bhats anyway? "BTC" stands out too much from the rest of the text, and doesn't copypaste well.

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August 06, 2012, 12:30:14 AM
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Hi guys. Just wanted to chime in here that we have an article in the Bitcoin Magazine now (issue #2) that will also be on the website shortly, describing the benefits of moving from the unstandard, image-based BTC and the national Baht currency symbol to Ƀ (ALT+0579).

It is being discussed briefly here as well https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=93948 and a list of current supporters is here https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ajtx05YrHtIydEFmWVVWQWpuYmwybExZY1A1d3Y0Z3c#gid=0


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August 07, 2012, 04:11:03 PM
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That's kind of a weird symbol. If you're gonna push for a new symbol and really get this organized (I move of which I approve entirely), why not pick one that is still unique but doesn't look visually glitched, especially at small sizes? Eg ⓑ or Ⓑ ? There are already instructions on the wiki for how to set up some operating systems for easy typing.
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August 07, 2012, 07:28:35 PM
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The "image based" BTC can be emulated by using combining characters: B⃦.

Code:
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER B + COMBINING DOUBLE VERTICAL STROKE OVERLAY

The symbol: $ is often universally used to represent money, even when a dollar or peso is not the official currency. For example: earning $. B$ to represent Bitcoin money can also be used as an alternative.
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August 09, 2012, 07:06:10 AM
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The "image based" BTC can be emulated by using combining characters: B⃦.

Code:
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER B + COMBINING DOUBLE VERTICAL STROKE OVERLAY

The symbol: $ is often universally used to represent money, even when a dollar or peso is not the official currency. For example: earning $. B$ to represent Bitcoin money can also be used as an alternative.

Technically, '¤' is the "other" currency sigil. While "B$" has the advantage that is 7-bit ASCII, it has the disadvantage that it is, quite literally, "bullshit".

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