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specific: ฿, ¢, $, , ƒ, , , , £, , ¥, , ,
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¥9 Chinese price sticker

¥ is a currency sign used by the currencies Chinese yuan (CNY) and the Japanese yen (JPY). The base unit of both currencies share the same Chinese character (圓/元/円), pronounced yuan in Mandarin Chinese and en in Standard Japanese. The symbol resembles a Latin letter Y with a double stroke or, also commonly in Mainland China, with a single horizontal stroke. The actual number of strokes varies from font to font.

Computing

In the Japanese editions of Microsoft operating systems, the yen sign in code page 932 character encoding has the same byte value as the backslash in ASCII. It is also used wherever a backslash is used, such as the directory separator character and the general escape character,[1] essentially making it a backslash with a yen sign look, a peculiarity that stems from JIS X 0201. Although this symbol is unavailable on many keyboards, it can be typed in Windows by holding the ALT key down and typing the numbers 0165 on the right side of the keyboard and releasing the ALT key. It can also be typed by holding down the ALT key, and typing the numbers 157 on the right side of the keyboard, and releasing the ALT key, or by holding down the ALT key and typing the numbers 02213 on the right side of the keyboard and then releasing the ALT key.

On Mac OS X using English, the ¥ sign can be entered by holding down the Option key and typing the letter Y.

In Chinese input method such as Microsoft Pinyin IME or Sogou Pinyin IME, it could be inputted by just typing "$". It shows up as a double-width character "¥", which is different from single-width "¥" used in Japanese IME.

Unicode

The Unicode code point for ¥ is U+00A5; it can be represented in non-unicode HTML as ¥, or by character entity reference as ¥.

Additionally, there is a full-width sign: ¥ at code point U+FFE5 for use with wide fonts (esp. east Asian fonts).

References

The basic modern Latin alphabet
Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo Pp Qq Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv Ww Xx Yy Zz
Letter Y with diacritics

history palaeography derivations diacritics punctuation numerals Unicode list of letters ISO/IEC 646


Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also Ɏ, and Y

Translingual

Symbol

¥

  1. The symbol for yen, the currency of Japan; also the symbol for the yuan, the currency of China

See also

Currency signs

  • ¤ – generic currency sign
  • ؋ - afghani
  • ฿ – baht
  • ¢ – cent
  • – colón
  • – cedi
  • $ – dollar
  • – dong
  • – euro
  • ƒ – florin (also called guilder and gulden)
  • – guarani
  • – hryvnia
  • – kip
  • – mill
  • – naira
  • – peso
  • £ – pound
  • – riyal
  • – riel
  • ރ – rufiyaa
  • – rupee
  • – rupee
  • or – rupee (in Bangladesh)
  • ૱ – rupee (in Gujarat)
  • – new shekel
  • - tenge
  • – tugrik
  • – won
  • ¥ – yen

Formerly used currency signs

  • – austral
  • – ECU (European Currency Unit)
  • – cruzeiro
  • – drachma
  • – franc
  • – lira
  • ₶ - Livres Tournois
  • – mark
  • – peseta
  • – pfennig
  • - spesmilo







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