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Offline Pabitra

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #165 on: October 10, 2019, 04:06:32 AM »
If people readily understand it, what's the problem? I have more problems with countries where the zero ٠ and the five ٥ look practically the same on the coins, while there is a perfectly good alternative 5 in Persian and Urdu: ۵. Try expelling Iran from the EU
The Persian- Urdu 5 is quoted by you as right and that is used by Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan then why expel Iran.
The wrong 5 quoted is Arabic and used by all from Moroco to Iraq ( includes Tunisia, Egypt, UAE, Saudi Arabia etc) . If you expel them them how will your cars run😝

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #166 on: October 18, 2019, 03:28:41 PM »
Lebanon, 2½ piastres, 1940.

The '2' and the '½' are separated by PIASTRES. Is that kind of separation of the denominational numerals unique, to your knowledge?

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #167 on: October 18, 2019, 04:51:01 PM »
Quite possibly so. Some Portuguese escudo coins are similar in that the currency symbol is between the escudos and the centavos, e.g. "2$50". But an entire word, hmm.

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #168 on: May 28, 2020, 01:50:51 AM »
Aruba, 2½ florin, 1986.

Look at the denomination here: 2½.  Why does the line beneath the '1' extend so far? I suppose it does so to match the length of the word 'fLORIN' beneath it. But why?

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #169 on: May 28, 2020, 09:31:56 AM »
That fLorin design certainly is at war with all typographical checks and balances.
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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #170 on: May 28, 2020, 10:34:20 AM »
That fLorin design certainly is at war with all typographical checks and balances.
— Paul

Yes. Aruba should be reported to the police and expelled from the United Nations.  >:(

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #171 on: May 28, 2020, 10:36:03 AM »


Maldives, 2 rufiyaa, 2017.

Look at that denominational figure '2'. Rather unusual - especially the way it bulks out at the top right. It needs to go on a diet.