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A currency symbol is a graphic symbol used as a shorthand for a currency's name, especially in reference to amounts of money.

Although many former currency symbols were rendered obsolete by the adoption of the euro, having a new and unique currency symbol – implementation of which requires the adoption of new Unicode and type formats – has now become a status symbol for international currencies. The European Commission considers the global recognition of the euro sign € part of its success. In 2009, India launched a public competition to replace the ₨ ligature it shared with neighboring countries.<ref name="Rupee symbol">Westcott, K. (2009) India seeks rupee status symbol, BBC 10 March 2009, accessed 1 September 2009</ref> It finalized its new currency symbol, () on 15 July 2010. It is a blend of the Latin letter 'R' with the Devanagari letter '' (ra).


Currency symbol sections
Intro  Usage  Design  List of presently-circulating currency symbols  Rupee symbols   List of historic currency symbols  See also  References  

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A currency symbol is a graphic symbol used as a shorthand for a currency's name, especially in reference to amounts of money.

Although many former currency symbols were rendered obsolete by the adoption of the euro, having a new and unique currency symbol – implementation of which requires the adoption of new Unicode and type formats – has now become a status symbol for international currencies. The European Commission considers the global recognition of the euro sign € part of its success. In 2009, India launched a public competition to replace the ₨ ligature it shared with neighboring countries.<ref name="Rupee symbol">Westcott, K. (2009) India seeks rupee status symbol, BBC 10 March 2009, accessed 1 September 2009</ref> It finalized its new currency symbol, () on 15 July 2010. It is a blend of the Latin letter 'R' with the Devanagari letter '' (ra).


Currency symbol sections
Intro  Usage  Design  List of presently-circulating currency symbols  Rupee symbols   List of historic currency symbols  See also  References  

PREVIOUS: IntroNEXT: Usage
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