Template talk:Currency symbols

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Indian rupee[edit]

The symbol for the Indian rupee is not available in the editing box. SpiritedMichelle (talk) 19:41, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

This in not the right place to ask, but you should be able to copy-and-paste the ₹ symbol from this template. Verbcatcher (talk) 21:03, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

Proposal: rename this template as Currency signs[edit]

per WP:Common name. We have dollar sign, euro sign, indian rupee sign, pound sign, ruble sign, rupee sign: all signs no symbols.

(To make it happen will require a Wikipedia:Requested moves/Technical requests but the procedure is different if anybody objects).

Comments? --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 23:37, 29 November 2019 (UTC)

Regular letter currency signs[edit]

Some currency signs are defined as a regular (pre-existing) letter. For example, the Guatemalan quetzal is latin "Q", and is formally used by Banco de Guetemala.

But Eyesnore has removed this

once, es: Basic letters are not special currency symbols and
twice, es: What only belongs here are currency symbols that are Unicode characters other than the basic Latin alphabet.

I object to the removal, and to the logic behind it. Whether the sign is a regular letter or a special sign is not relevant for inclusion. The navbox aims to show all existing currency signs: these all belong here. Also, Unicode is not defining those, just representring those. Unicode is not the judge in here. The Reader must can use this navbox to find each and any currency sign. (Maybe the editor is confused witrh the wrong entrance: "List of all non-regular currency signs as defined by Unicode"? This list should be elsewhere, if at all.)

(BTW, another flaw in this disapproved logic is the exception for Latin letters, but not non-latin letters. Why would that be? And does this logic accept "Pts"? Anyway, this is all moot). -DePiep (talk) 09:46, 4 March 2020 (UTC)

@DePiep: Using your logic, "Bs." (bolívar), "R$" (real), Q (quetzal), "S/" (sol), "zł" (złoty), "Ft" (forint), "Kč" (Czech koruna), "kr" (krone, krona), "DM" (Deutsche Mark), "Fr" (franc), and many others must all be included in the navigation box. Eyesnore 14:52, 4 March 2020 (UTC)
Yes, these should be in there too (assuming these are correct). Good catch. Do you agree? -DePiep (talk) 15:45, 4 March 2020 (UTC)
Main use of the navbox is: a reader sees/knows some currency sign, then should be able to find the link/article from here. Missing signs would make this less optimal. -DePiep (talk) 15:52, 4 March 2020 (UTC)
@Eyesnore:: So, making the listing complete, including Latins, is OK? -DePiep (talk) 02:26, 6 March 2020 (UTC)
@DePiep: It means we have to add every currency symbol that was ever used to the navigation box. It is found at Currency symbol#List of currency symbols currently in use. Lead section of the Currency symbol Wikipedia article reads "A currency symbol or currency sign is a graphic symbol used as a shorthand for a currency's name, especially in reference to amounts of money." Eyesnore 04:56, 6 March 2020 (UTC)
That would be the principle yes ... The list has some 116 signs (including the extra rupiahs). Plus some 41 historical ones. Currently this template has 41 signs. I'll prepare a version in the sandbox, see what we can do. -DePiep (talk) 15:10, 6 March 2020 (UTC)
Could be acceptable if we organise them: group by continent, or by Latin/non-Latin origin? -DePiep (talk) 15:10, 6 March 2020 (UTC)
Just adding my support for DePiep's logic. It is hardly a huge burden. My preference would be for Current Latin-based, Current non-Latin, historic Latin, historic non-Latin. --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 17:11, 6 March 2020 (UTC)