Currency Symbols

Quantity of characters: 51

This set represents currency symbols of various sections of Unicode. These special sings are used as a shorthand for a currency's name, especially in reference to amounts of money. Any of them can be copied to paste whenever you want it.

For instance, the ruble sign is . At first it was indicated with abbreviations: “r.” or “rub”. In 2007 a group of Russian design studios proposed to use ₽, the stroked Cyrillic letter Р (R in the English alphabet), to represent the ruble. Soon after, the move initiators started to use the sign unofficially in new fonts, price labels, advertisements, shop windows and in media. It became very popular and was widely used as a de facto standard. So in several years the Central Bank of Russia finally decided to adopt the national currency sign, and very soon it appeared in Unicode.

The ruble sign is very young, especially if we compare it to others. Many of currency signs were created several centuries ago in consideration of the natural evolution of writhing. For example, the dollar sign or peso sign $. One of the most popular versions of its origin has it that the sign $ have started off as a monogram of “US” (United States) by putting “U” above “S”.

Some signs were created by responsible authorities. One of those signs is the euro sign — . The social survey narrowed the original ten proposals down to two, it was up to the Commission to choose the final design.

A great number of the currencies have their signs. Most of them represent a latin letter with one or two strokes. For example, the mongolian tugrik sign . Some of the currencies signified with their national scripts: . There are different signs for rupee. Ligatures (a combination of two or more letters into a single symbol) can also be used as a currency sign: .

HTML Entities for Currency Symbols, Code Table

Symbol HTML-code CSS Code Unicode Entity Name
$ Dollar Sign
¢ Cent Sign
£ Pound Sign
¤ Currency Sign
¥ Yen Sign