currency

Difference between "Euro-Currency Sign" and "Euro Sign"?

Hello,

what is the difference between the "Euro-Currency Sign" and "Euro Sign"? When is which one used? I live in Europe but never heard of the "Euro-Currency Sign" before. I just came across it here: http://alanwood.net/unicode/currency_symbols.html

Can someone enlighten me please?

Symbols for outdated currencies

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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?

Currency hangtime

Can anyone shed some light on the tendency to set the dollar sign smaller and above the baseline? It's a widespread enough practice that I wonder how it all got started. I think it can look fairly decent on signage/ads if the proportions are handled well but I could see how this might be a typographic sin to others. Would you do the same in certain situations?

Postcard Design

Hello, I was hoping I could get some comments and criticism on this item. It's a postcard being sent out as an invitation to my portfolio show, and I am hoping to develop 2 or 3 full size posters further developing the idea of creativity as a currency. Any and all comments welcome!

http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/9742/creativecurrency.png

Oldstyle figure height for currency symbols?

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It's something I've never thought much about but I've seen it in a few fonts of late. Some fonts with oldstyle figures include currency symbols at or near the smallcap/OSF height. It seems like a good idea if you're going to have oldstyle numbers, but how frequently is this done? And which symbols should correspond to which of the varying number heights?