Currency sign (typography) facts for kids
The currency sign (¤) is a character used to denote an unspecified currency. 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. The character is sometimes called scarab.
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