Currency symbol for TMWServ/0.1

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Currency symbol for TMWServ/0.1

Post by Jaxad0127 » Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:45 am

We've been looking at various currency symbols that we can use in NPC scripts and such for when we move to 0.1 (0.0.28 will also support this).

Some of my ideas:
¤ (Generic currency symbol)
§ (Section symbol; used as currency by many games)
⅁ (Turned sans-serif G)

Please post anything else you think might be good. Original art is welcome (we can make a font symbol for it).
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Re: Currency symbol for TMWServ/0.1

Post by EJlol » Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:52 am

My suggestion: ŧ or Ŧ
Players can substitute it with a t or T. Note that there will be a easy option in any case to type the "real" charachter. Which problably will be something like \$.
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Post by Crush » Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:35 am

We could use the $ sign as the currency symbol and replace the character in our font file with something which looks differently. I can't imagine any normal dialog where the $ sign could have a different function than currency.

Note that there was also the idea to give every civilisation in the game a different currency. This would allow some interesting features like simulating a finance market with shifting exchange rates (not randomly but based on the game economy, of course).

When we start editing the font file we could also use the private use area of the unicode plane for a whole set of new symbols. Would be hard to edit in a text editor, though.
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Re: Currency symbol for TMWServ/0.1

Post by 5t3v3 » Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:36 pm

I wouldn't use a currency symbol that exists in the real world, and if you do, I'd suggest euro's (€) instead of dollars ($) :p

Anyway, I was thinking something among the lines like the greek mu: µ
My keybord-layout has that character. Idk about qwertyboards, but I think they have it to, right?
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Re: Currency symbol for TMWServ/0.1

Post by Jaxad0127 » Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:53 pm

5t3v3 wrote:I wouldn't use a currency symbol that exists in the real world, and if you do, I'd suggest euro's (€) instead of dollars ($) :p

Anyway, I was thinking something among the lines like the greek mu: µ
My keybord-layout has that character. Idk about qwertyboards, but I think they have it to, right?
The MU from Mana cUrrency :D
Most don't have it, but we're looking at ways to make special symbols available to all (http://mantis.themanaworld.org/view.php?id=602).
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Post by octalot » Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:17 am

Crush wrote:We could use the $ sign as the currency symbol and replace the character in our font file with something which looks differently. I can't imagine any normal dialog where the $ sign could have a different function than currency.
Linux distros may want to remove the dejavu font in favour of their standard dejavu package; so please don't edit that one.
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Re: Currency symbol for TMWServ/0.1

Post by lost_soul » Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:36 am

©

the copyright symbol, looks clean, and resembles a coin in of itself, two birds one stone
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Re: Currency symbol for TMWServ/0.1

Post by Jaxad0127 » Sat Jan 03, 2009 2:06 am

octalot wrote:
Crush wrote:We could use the $ sign as the currency symbol and replace the character in our font file with something which looks differently. I can't imagine any normal dialog where the $ sign could have a different function than currency.
Linux distros may want to remove the dejavu font in favour of their standard dejavu package; so please don't edit that one.
Then that's their problem for messing with our data.
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Re: Currency symbol for TMWServ/0.1

Post by kr0n05931 » Sat Jan 03, 2009 3:22 am

jaxad0127 wrote:
octalot wrote:
Crush wrote:We could use the $ sign as the currency symbol and replace the character in our font file with something which looks differently. I can't imagine any normal dialog where the $ sign could have a different function than currency.
Linux distros may want to remove the dejavu font in favour of their standard dejavu package; so please don't edit that one.
Then that's their problem for messing with our data.
If the font is GPL-compatible we could always call it "TMW-Standard".
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Re: Currency symbol for TMWServ/0.1

Post by the-me » Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:13 pm

jaxad0127 wrote:
octalot wrote:
Crush wrote:We could use the $ sign as the currency symbol and replace the character in our font file with something which looks differently. I can't imagine any normal dialog where the $ sign could have a different function than currency.
Linux distros may want to remove the dejavu font in favour of their standard dejavu package; so please don't edit that one.
Then that's their problem for messing with our data.
No! It is realy your problem (and if this applies to the vcs also for the tmw development) if you try to mess with the existing distribution data!
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