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Author Topic: Bitcoin symbol in Unicode? Looks like.  (Read 1007 times)


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Bitcoin symbol in Unicode? Looks like.
« on: November 03, 2015, 01:21 AM »
PDF warning: http://www.unicode.o...229-bitcoin-sign.pdf


Looking at the Unicode Criteria for Encoding Symbols, the bitcoin sign BTC is a good fit for addition to
Unicode. It occurs in running text. It has a well defined user community. Being able to search for it in
text would be useful. It has well-defined semantics that make it appropriate for computer processing. It
is needed to complete the class of currency symbols already in the standard. [53] Finally, it is letter-like
in the sense that it should match the surrounding font style.

The bitcoin sign is used extensively in running text in online forums, research papers, websites and
other publications. There is a strong demand for this character and the lack of Unicode support requires
inconvenient workarounds. Providing the bitcoin sign in Unicode would be highly beneficial.

Lots of technical data in the proposal.

Not often that the Unicode standard changes.

I'm sure there's some kind of "Bitcoin Bitches" joke in there somewhere, but I don't have the right font for it quite yet. ;)


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Re: Bitcoin symbol in Unicode? Looks like.
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2015, 03:04 AM »
Quote from: the PDF's first sentence
The bitcoin sign BTC is well known and often used in running text

I have NEVER seen or heard about this sign before now.