U+00A4 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block Latin-1 Supplement in the Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Currency Symbol and is commonly used, that is, in no specific script.

The glyph is not a composition. It has a Ambiguous East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as European Terminator and is not mirrored. In text U+00A4 behaves as Prefix Numeric regarding line breaks. It has type Other for sentence and Other for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

The currency sign (¤) is a character used to denote an unspecified currency. It is often used in place of a symbol that is not present in the font in use; for example, in place of the Colón (₡). It can be described as a circle the size of a lowercase character with four short radiating arms at 45° (NE), 135° (SE), 225°, (SW) and 315° (NW). It is raised slightly above the baseline. It is represented in Unicode as U+00A4 ¤ currency sign (HTML ¤ · ¤ · Windows Alt+0164).

The currency sign was once a part of the Mac OS Roman character set, but Apple changed the symbol at that code point to the euro sign (€) in Mac OS 8.5. In non-Unicode Windows character sets, the euro sign was introduced as a new code point. In the Unicode character set, each of the two symbols has its own unique code point across all platforms.

The symbol is available on some keyboard layouts, for example French, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish and Estonian.


System Representation
UTF-8 C2 A4
UTF-16 00 A4
UTF-32 00 00 00 A4
URL-Quoted %C2%A4
HTML-Escape ¤
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ¤
HTML-Escape ¤
digraph Cu
LaTeX \textcurrency
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) A2 B4
Encoding: IBM866 (hex bytes) FD
Encoding: ISO-8859-13 (hex bytes) A4
Encoding: ISO-8859-2 (hex bytes) A4
Encoding: ISO-8859-3 (hex bytes) A4
Encoding: ISO-8859-4 (hex bytes) A4
Encoding: ISO-8859-6 (hex bytes) A4
Encoding: ISO-8859-8 (hex bytes) A4
Encoding: WINDOWS-1250 (hex bytes) A4
Encoding: WINDOWS-1251 (hex bytes) A4
Encoding: WINDOWS-1252 (hex bytes) A4
Encoding: WINDOWS-1253 (hex bytes) A4
Encoding: WINDOWS-1254 (hex bytes) A4
Encoding: WINDOWS-1256 (hex bytes) A4
Encoding: WINDOWS-1257 (hex bytes) A4
Encoding: WINDOWS-1258 (hex bytes) A4


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) CURRENCY SIGN
Unicode 1 Name (na1)
Block (blk) Latin_1_Sup
General Category (gc) Currency Symbol
Script (sc) Common
Bidirectional Category (bc) European Terminator
Combining Class (ccc) Not Reordered
Decomposition Type (dt) None
Decomposition Mapping (dm) ¤
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) ¤
Lowercase Mapping (lc) ¤
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) ¤
Uppercase Mapping (uc) ¤
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) ¤
Titlecase Mapping (tc) ¤
Case Folding (cf) ¤
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) ¤
Bidi Paired Bracket Type (bpt) None
Cased (Cased)
Composition Exclusion (CE)
Case Ignorable (CI)
Full Composition Exclusion (Comp_Ex)
Changes When Casefolded (CWCF)
Changes When Casemapped (CWCM)
Changes When NFKC Casefolded (CWKCF)
Changes When Lowercased (CWL)
Changes When Titlecased (CWT)
Changes When Uppercased (CWU)
Dash (Dash)
Deprecated (Dep)
Default Ignorable Code Point (DI)
Diacritic (Dia)
East Asian Width (ea) Ambiguous
Extender (Ext)
FC NFKC Closure (FC_NFKC) ¤
Grapheme Cluster Break (GCB) Any
Grapheme Base (Gr_Base)
Grapheme Extend (Gr_Ext)
Hex Digit (Hex)
Hangul Syllable Type (hst) Not Applicable
Hyphen (Hyphen)
ID Continue (IDC)
Ideographic (Ideo)
ID Start (IDS)
IDS Binary Operator (IDSB)
IDS Trinary Operator and (IDST)
Indic Positional Category (InPC) NA
Indic Syllabic Category (InSC) Other
ISO 10646 Comment (isc)
Joining Group (jg) No_Joining_Group
Join Control (Join_C)
Jamo Short Name (JSN)
Joining Type (jt) Non Joining
Line Break (lb) Prefix Numeric
Logical Order Exception (LOE)
Math (Math)
Noncharacter Code Point (NChar)
NFC Quick Check (NFC_QC) Yes
NFD Quick Check (NFD_QC) Yes
NFKC Casefold (NFKC_CF) ¤
NFKC Quick Check (NFKC_QC) Yes
NFKD Quick Check (NFKD_QC) Yes
Numeric Type (nt) None
Numeric Value (nv) NaN
Other Alphabetic (OAlpha)
Other Default Ignorable Code Point (ODI)
Other Grapheme Extend (OGr_Ext)
Other ID Continue (OIDC)
Other ID Start (OIDS)
Other Lowercase (OLower)
Other Math (OMath)
Other Uppercase (OUpper)
Pattern Syntax (Pat_Syn)
Pattern White Space (Pat_WS)
Quotation Mark (QMark)
Radical (Radical)
Sentence Break (SB) Other
Simple Case Folding (scf) ¤
Script Extension (scx) Common
Soft Dotted (SD)
STerm (STerm)
Terminal Punctuation (Term)
Unified Ideograph (UIdeo)
Variation Selector (VS)
Word Break (WB) Other
White Space (WSpace)
XID Continue (XIDC)
XID Start (XIDS)
Expands On NFC (XO_NFC)
Expands On NFD (XO_NFD)
Expands On NFKC (XO_NFKC)
Expands On NFKD (XO_NFKD)