From: "Peter Kirk" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > I wonder how long before the Euro will also de facto have a single bar?
This is already done since the birth of the symbol, when some legal texts specify that (if nothing else) a uppercase letter E can be used in environments that don't support the exact initial euro symbol design. And in fact I can see now a lot more variants of the symbols in ads and other commercial displays, using one of the many forms that have appeared for that symbol. And I am myself handwriting it sometimes with a single bar, which sometimes looks just like a tall&wide lowercase e in which the single bar touches the top right corner of a slanted curve, simply because I usually draw the horizontal stroke before this curve, forgetting to draw the second bar or drawing it too often on top of the first bar. If there are effectively semantic differences between a single-bar and double-bar glyph for the dollar in Australia, New Zealand or other countries using this symbol, and and the glyph for the US dollar, the variant may be the best solution to represent them (letting users select a font that makes this distinction). I bet it will be exceptional.