About the euro
Sorry chester, I've heard Si's point before. According to some EU rule, the word "euro" is always to be written with a lowercase e. The German-speaking countries got an exception, since German capitalizes the first letter in nouns (der Euro).
I presume, however, that euro may also be written EURO, since eURO would just be silly ;-)
Of course, type designers could just go around calling the euro the Euro… we don't seem to hold ourselves to the strict guidelines for the design of the Euro symbol, either.
But you should get this… what if everyone started calling you Chester (with a capital C)?
I thought that the Euro was cap-E’d, not just because the official Unicode name is (curiously) capitalised
You mean the official Adobe Glyph List name (all Unicode names are all caps: U+20AC = EURO SIGN). David Lemon explained a few years ago that he had seen 'Euro' written capitalised in a number of places, so capitalised it in the AGL, despite the fact that no other currency symbol glyph names are capitalised.
"what if everyone started calling you Chester (with a capital C)?"
But dan, then they would start looking for Mr. Dillon next to him :-)
e. e. cummings and I had this conversation all the time...
Since I have taken to designing all of my currency symbols in both majuscule/lining and miniscule/oldstyle, I propose that Euro refer to the former, and euro to the latter. (Ditto Dollar and dollar, Yen and yen, etc.) This is consistent with the names for letters, like Dcaron and dcaron, Eth and eth, etc.
Is a Dollar sign with just one bar a "dolar"?
Just like Spanish?
Dan, yes! the oldstyle one is the dolar, and the lining one is the Dolar!