U+20B5 CEDI SIGN

U+20B5 was added to Unicode in version 4.1 (2005). It belongs to the block Currency Symbols 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 Neutral East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as European Terminator and is not mirrored. In text U+20B5 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 Ghana cedi (currency sign: GH₵; currency code: GHS) is the unit of currency of Ghana. It is the fourth and only legal tender in the Republic of Ghana. One Ghana cedi is divided into one hundred pesewas (Gp).

After it gained independence Ghana separated itself from the British West African pound, which was the currency of the British colonies in the region. The new republic's first independent currency was the Ghanaian pound (1958-1965). After Ghana's change to a single-party state a new currency with an African name Cedi (1965-1967) was introduced. The new currency used the modern decimal system instead of the old British pound system.

After a military coup the new leaders wanted to remove the face of the old president, Kwame Nkrumah, from the banknotes. The New Cedi (1967-2007) was worth 1.2 Cedi which made it equal to a half Pound sterling at its introduction. After decades of high inflation had devalued the New cedi, it was gradually phased out in 2007 in favor of the Ghana cedi at an exchange rate of 1:10,000. in 2007 the largest of the New cedi banknotes, the 20,000 note, had a value of about two US dollar. By removing four digits the Ghana cedi became the highest-denominated currency unit issued in Africa. It has since lost about three-fourth of its value.

Representations

System Representation
8373
UTF-8 E2 82 B5
UTF-16 20 B5
UTF-32 00 00 20 B5
URL-Quoted %E2%82%B5
HTML-Escape ₵
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ₵

Elsewhere

Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 4.1
Unicode Name (na) CEDI SIGN
Unicode 1 Name (na1)
Block (blk) Currency_Symbols
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) Neutral
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)
InMC (InMC)
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)