Symbols for outdated currencies

spiral's picture

In the process of designing a typeface, I'm wondering if it's worth the effort to design glyphs for currencies that are not in use anymore, like pesetas and francs. I realize the symbols might still be in use for historical reasons, but in a display face, I think it's rather unlikely.

How do you guys do? What do you think?

oldnick's picture

It all depends. If you're producing a Pro version with extensive language support and extensive features, then adding those characters makes sense; for everyday display work, it really doesn’t make much sense.

hrant's picture

For display fonts I guess you're right. And there's one good reason to leave them out: somebody might end up paying you to add them. :-)


Grzegorz Rolek's picture

You guys have all heard about the recent eurozone crisis, haven't you?

oldnick's picture


You mean “be sure to include drachma and peseta signs, ASAP”?

Grzegorz Rolek's picture

Particularly the ASAP part.

spiral's picture

Aw, I thought I could get away with just the euro symbol! ;)

Té Rowan's picture

Talking of currency symbols... I saw in one Potterfic three of'em, namely Guaraní, Spesmilo (I think) and Kip, repurposed for Galleons, Sickles and Knuts.

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