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Different currency symbols of the world

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Different currency symbols of the world

Every world currency has an assigned code, used on currency exchange markets, and a currency code symbol which is typically used when pricing goods in a store, or dishes in a restaurant for example. Some of them might be familiar – some less so. If you’re wondering which currency symbol you need, we have you covered.

Wherever you’re off to, here’s all you need to know about some of the different currency symbols of the world.

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World currencies symbols and signs

Currency symbols are a quick and easy way to show specific currency names in a written form. It’s a convenient shorthand, replacing the words with a graphic symbol for ease – for example $40 instead of the full version – 40 US dollars. It’s worth noting that currency symbols are fairly standardised, but do have small variations. For example, the symbol for USD could be written with 2 vertical lines instead of 1, without any change to the meaning.

When travelling somewhere new, it’s helpful to recognise the currency symbol as you’re likely to see it on restaurant menus, or in stores. You might also need to know how to type currency symbols – as only a small number are displayed on the average computer keyboard.

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Do I write the currency symbol before or after the sum?

This depends on the currency and the local custom. Some currencies are fairly consistently written before the amount – especially in english speaking countries and South America. So in the US, for example, you’d see an amount written $100.

However, in some European countries it is common to use the symbol at the end of the amount – so you might see 50€ written in France or Germany.

In other places, you’ll find the currency symbol in the place you might expect a decimal separator, so 20$00, for example.

List of currency symbols: Europe

Country Currency Currency code Currency symbol Unicode characters HTML Currency symbol HEX Currency code
Bulgaria Bulgarian lev BGN лв
Switzerland Swiss franc CHF CHF
Czechia Czech koruna CZK
Denmark Danish krone DKK kr
Euro area countries Euro EUR U+020AC € €
United Kingdom Pounds sterling GBP £ U+000A3 £ £
Croatia Croatian Kuna HRK kn
Georgia Georgian lari GEL U+20BE ₾ ₾
Hungary Hungarian forint HUF ft
Norway Norwegian krone NOK kr
Poland Polish zloty PLN
Russia Russian ruble RUB U+020BD ₽ ₽
Romania Romanian leu RON lei
Sweden Swedish krona SEK kr
Turkey Turkish lira TRY U+020BA ₺ ₺
Ukraine Ukrainian hryvna UAH U+020B4 ₴ ₴

List of currency symbols: Middle East and Africa

Country Currency Currency code Currency symbol Unicode characters HTML Currency symbol HEX Currency code
UAE Emirati dirham AED د.إ
Israel Israeli shekel ILS U+020AA ₪ ₪
Kenya Kenyan shilling KES Ksh
Morocco Moroccan dirham MAD .د.م
Nigeria Nigerian naira NGN U+020A6 ₦ ₦
South Africa South african rand** ZAR R

List of currency symbols: The Americas

Country Currency Currency code Currency symbol Unicode characters HTML Currency symbol HEX Currency code
Brazil Brazilian real BRL R$
Canada Canadian dollars CAD $ U+00024 $ $
Chile Chilean peso CLP $ U+00024 $ $
Colombia Colombian peso COP $ U+00024 $ $
Mexico Mexican peso MXN $ U+00024 $ $
Peru Peruvian sol PEN S/.
USA US dollar USD $ U+00024 $ $

List of currency symbols: Asia &* The Pacific region

Country Currency Currency code Currency symbol Unicode characters HEX Currency code HTML Currency symbol
Australia Australian dollars AUD $ U+00024 $ $
Bangladesh Bangladeshi taka BDT U+09F3 ৳ ৳
China Chinese yuan CNY ¥ /元 U+05143 元 元
Hong Kong Hong Kong dollar HKD $ / HK$ / “元” U+00024 $ $
Indonesia Indonesian rupiah IDR Rp
India Indian rupee INR U+020B9 ₹ ₹
Japan Japanese yen JPY ¥ U+000A5 ¥ ¥
Malaysia Malaysian ringgit MYR RM
New Zealand New Zealand dollar NZD $ U+00024 $ $
Philippines Philippine peso PHP U+20B1 ₱ ₱
Pakistan Pakistani rupee PKR Rs
Singapore Singapore dollar SGD $ U+00024 $ $
South Korea South Korean won KRW U+20A9 ₩ ₩
Sri Lanka Sri Lankan rupee LKR Rs
Thailand Thai baht THB ฿ U+0E3F ฿ ฿
Vietnam Vietnamese dong VND U+20AB ₫ ₫

List of currency symbols: Cryptocurrencies

Currency Currency code Currency symbol Unicode characters HEX Currency code HTML Currency symbol
Bitcoin BTC or XBT U+20BF ₿ ₿
Ripples XRP XRP
Monero XMR ɱ U+0271 ɱ ɱ
Litecoin LTC Ł U+0141 Ł Ł
Ethereum ETH Ξ U+039E Ξ Ξ

Cryptocurrencies like Monero, Litecoin and Ethereum use existing characters to mark their currency. The latter has no official symbol yet though, according to Wikipedia.

List of currency symbol shortcuts on keyboard

Currency Currency code Currency symbol Currency symbol on Mac keyboard Currency symbol on Windows keyboard
Euro EUR Shift+Option+2 Alt+E
Pounds sterling GBP £ Option+3 Alt+L
US dollar USD $ Shift+4 Shift+4
Japanese yen JPY ¥ Option+Y

What did we miss? If you know of any other shortcuts for these major currency symbols, let us know in the comments section below.

How to insert currency symbols in Word

If you need to enter an unfamiliar currency symbol into a word document, it can be done pretty simply with just a few steps. If you know the keyboard shortcut (from the list above), then simply use that to insert the correct symbol into your document.

If you don’t know the shortcut, then try this:

  • Open the document you want to work on
  • Click Insert, and then Symbol (it’s in the top right of the tool bar)
  • This brings up a small selection of common symbols – if the one you want is there, simply click it to enter it into your document
  • If the one you want isn’t among these, select More Symbols, which you’ll find right underneath
  • You’ll see a larger selection of symbols in a dialogue box
  • Choose Currency Symbols from the drop down box to make sure you have the right selection to choose from
  • Click on the symbol you want, to enter it into your document

Helpfully, when you select a currency symbol within the dialogue box, it tells you what it is, and also what the keyboard shortcut for that symbol is. That should make it easier to find next time.

If you struggle to find a currency symbol, it could be because the font you’re using isn’t set up to handle that particular symbol. Try changing the font to see different options. For example if you’re looking for the Arabic symbol for the Emirati dirham, you’d need to choose a font with Arabic characters. And if it seems like it is very hard to find a match on your own, you can always do a quick search on the web.

How to insert currency signs in Excel

If you’re using an Excel document and need to insert a currency sign, then you have 2 options. You can either follow the same steps as laid out above for Microsoft Word, or you can format the cell. If you choose to format the cell, any number you type into it will get the currency symbol, and be converted into a currency format. That means that even if you type a number, delete it and enter a new figure, it’ll still be formatted as your chosen currency.

To format the cell to show a currency you’ll have to:

  • Open the document you’re working on and select the cell you want to format
  • Right click, and from the menu, choose Format Cells
  • In the dialogue box, choose Currency from the categories drop down list
  • Find the symbol you want in the drop down list to the right of the categories
  • Click OK, and you’re done

Having formatted your cell, you can type in a number, and hit return. You’ll see it’s turned into a currency format, with the symbol you selected. So for example, if you chose the £ sign, and typed in 54, the cell would show £54.00. Smart, huh?

In case you want to look into currency symbols a bit more, here’s some useful resources for you:
https://www.xe.com/symbols.php

Whether you’re travelling abroad and curious about the local currency or just were looking for how to add a currency symbol to your document – hopefully you’ve found it.

All sources checked on October 19, 2018

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Find correct currency signs and codes for currencies around the world. Learn how to type them on Mac or Windows and their Unicode, HTML or HEX representations.

World Currency Symbols

This page lists global currency symbols used to denote that a number is a monetary value, such as the dollar sign “$”, the Pound sign “£”, and the Euro sign “€”. This list is constantly under development and we rely on input from users like you to keep it as complete and accurate as possible. If you have any new information on currency symbols, please e-mail us at: [email protected]

XE also maintains a full list of ISO 4217 Currency Codes which displays the standard three-letter codes for every currency in the world.

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List of Currency Symbols

  • Information is available below on Fonts Used in this Page and How To Work With Currency Symbols.
Country and Currency Currency Code Graphic Image Font: Code2000 Font: Arial Unicode MS Unicode: Decimal Unicode: Hex
Albania Lek ALL Lek Lek 76, 101, 107 4c, 65, 6b
Afghanistan Afghani AFN ؋ ؋ 1547 60b
Argentina Peso ARS $ $ 36 24 info
Aruba Guilder AWG ƒ ƒ 402 192
Australia Dollar AUD $ $ 36 24
Azerbaijan Manat AZN 8380 20bc
Bahamas Dollar BSD $ $ 36 24
Barbados Dollar BBD $ $ 36 24
Belarus Ruble BYN Br Br 66, 114 42, 72
Belize Dollar BZD BZ$ BZ$ 66, 90, 36 42, 5a, 24
Bermuda Dollar BMD $ $ 36 24
Bolivia Bolíviano BOB $b $b 36, 98 24, 62
Bosnia and Herzegovina Convertible Mark BAM KM KM 75, 77 4b, 4d
Botswana Pula BWP P P 80 50
Bulgaria Lev BGN лв лв 1083, 1074 43b, 432
Brazil Real BRL R$ R$ 82, 36 52, 24 info
Brunei Darussalam Dollar BND $ $ 36 24
Cambodia Riel KHR 6107 17db
Canada Dollar CAD $ $ 36 24
Cayman Islands Dollar KYD $ $ 36 24
Chile Peso CLP $ $ 36 24 info
China Yuan Renminbi CNY ¥ ¥ 165 a5 info
Colombia Peso COP $ $ 36 24
Costa Rica Colon CRC 8353 20a1
Croatia Kuna HRK kn kn 107, 110 6b, 6e
Cuba Peso CUP 8369 20b1
Czech Republic Koruna CZK 75, 269 4b, 10d
Denmark Krone DKK kr kr 107, 114 6b, 72 info
Dominican Republic Peso DOP RD$ RD$ 82, 68, 36 52, 44, 24
East Caribbean Dollar XCD $ $ 36 24
Egypt Pound EGP £ £ 163 a3
El Salvador Colon SVC $ $ 36 24
Euro Member Countries EUR 8364 20ac
Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Pound FKP £ £ 163 a3
Fiji Dollar FJD $ $ 36 24
Ghana Cedi GHS ¢ ¢ 162 a2
Gibraltar Pound GIP £ £ 163 a3
Guatemala Quetzal GTQ Q Q 81 51
Guernsey Pound GGP £ £ 163 a3
Guyana Dollar GYD $ $ 36 24
Honduras Lempira HNL L L 76 4c
Hong Kong Dollar HKD $ $ 36 24 info
Hungary Forint HUF Ft Ft 70, 116 46, 74
Iceland Krona ISK kr kr 107, 114 6b, 72
India Rupee INR info
Indonesia Rupiah IDR Rp Rp 82, 112 52, 70
Iran Rial IRR 65020 fdfc
Isle of Man Pound IMP £ £ 163 a3
Israel Shekel ILS 8362 20aa
Jamaica Dollar JMD J$ J$ 74, 36 4a, 24
Japan Yen JPY ¥ ¥ 165 a5 info
Jersey Pound JEP £ £ 163 a3
Kazakhstan Tenge KZT лв лв 1083, 1074 43b, 432
Korea (North) Won KPW 8361 20a9
Korea (South) Won KRW 8361 20a9
Kyrgyzstan Som KGS лв лв 1083, 1074 43b, 432
Laos Kip LAK 8365 20ad
Lebanon Pound LBP £ £ 163 a3
Liberia Dollar LRD $ $ 36 24
Macedonia Denar MKD ден ден 1076, 1077, 1085 434, 435, 43d
Malaysia Ringgit MYR RM RM 82, 77 52, 4d
Mauritius Rupee MUR 8360 20a8
Mexico Peso MXN $ $ 36 24 info
Mongolia Tughrik MNT 8366 20ae
Mozambique Metical MZN MT MT 77, 84 4d, 54
Namibia Dollar NAD $ $ 36 24
Nepal Rupee NPR 8360 20a8
Netherlands Antilles Guilder ANG ƒ ƒ 402 192
New Zealand Dollar NZD $ $ 36 24
Nicaragua Cordoba NIO C$ C$ 67, 36 43, 24
Nigeria Naira NGN 8358 20a6
Norway Krone NOK kr kr 107, 114 6b, 72
Oman Rial OMR 65020 fdfc
Pakistan Rupee PKR 8360 20a8
Panama Balboa PAB B/. B/. 66, 47, 46 42, 2f, 2e
Paraguay Guarani PYG Gs Gs 71, 115 47, 73
Peru Sol PEN S/. S/. 83, 47, 46 53, 2f, 2e info
Philippines Peso PHP 8369 20b1
Poland Zloty PLN 122, 322 7a, 142
Qatar Riyal QAR 65020 fdfc
Romania Leu RON lei lei 108, 101, 105 6c, 65, 69
Russia Ruble RUB 8381 20bd
Saint Helena Pound SHP £ £ 163 a3
Saudi Arabia Riyal SAR 65020 fdfc
Serbia Dinar RSD Дин. Дин. 1044, 1080, 1085, 46 414, 438, 43d, 2e
Seychelles Rupee SCR 8360 20a8
Singapore Dollar SGD $ $ 36 24
Solomon Islands Dollar SBD $ $ 36 24
Somalia Shilling SOS S S 83 53
South Africa Rand ZAR R R 82 52
Sri Lanka Rupee LKR 8360 20a8
Sweden Krona SEK kr kr 107, 114 6b, 72 info
Switzerland Franc CHF CHF CHF 67, 72, 70 43, 48, 46
Suriname Dollar SRD $ $ 36 24
Syria Pound SYP £ £ 163 a3
Taiwan New Dollar TWD NT$ NT$ 78, 84, 36 4e, 54, 24 info
Thailand Baht THB ฿ ฿ 3647 e3f
Trinidad and Tobago Dollar TTD TT$ TT$ 84, 84, 36 54, 54, 24
Turkey Lira TRY info
Tuvalu Dollar TVD $ $ 36 24
Ukraine Hryvnia UAH 8372 20b4
United Kingdom Pound GBP £ £ 163 a3
United States Dollar USD $ $ 36 24
Uruguay Peso UYU $U $U 36, 85 24, 55
Uzbekistan Som UZS лв лв 1083, 1074 43b, 432
Venezuela Bolívar VEF Bs Bs 66, 115 42, 73
Viet Nam Dong VND 8363 20ab
Yemen Rial YER 65020 fdfc
Zimbabwe Dollar ZWD Z$ Z$ 90, 36 5a, 24

Fonts Used in this Page

Each currency symbol is presented first as a graphic, then in two “Unicode-friendly” fonts: Code2000 and Arial Unicode MS. The graphic symbol in the first column will always be visible, but the symbols in the other columns may or may not be available, depending on which fonts are installed on your computer.

Note that of the two fonts used above, only Code2000 is complete. The other fonts have missing elements, which will appear as hollow boxes. No currency symbol is a hollow box; a hollow box always means that a font does not contain a symbol for that currency.

  • Code2000 is a highly recommended shareware font that contains all the currency symbols listed above. You can download it download it here.
  • Arial Unicode MS is a common font included with certain Microsoft products.

If you have both fonts installed, you may notice that the symbols vary slightly in design from one font to another. This is normal, as there are often multiple accepted ways of rendering a currency symbol. For example, in the United States, the dollar sign is sometimes rendered with two vertical lines, and sometimes with one, both of which are acceptable. (However, in most other parts of the world, a dollar sign with two vertical lines is never used.)

To install the Code2000 font, use the link above to download it and save it somewhere on your computer. Then, unzip the downloaded file and read the enclosed LICENSE.TXT file for the details on the shareware terms of use.

To find out how to work with currency symbols in your documents, scroll down to the How To Work With Currency Symbols section.

How To Work With Currency Symbols

To view and work with currency symbols on your computer, you first need to have fonts installed that are capable of displaying them. The only font we know of that contains all symbols is the Code2000 shareware font by James Kass. We therefore recommend that you download and install the Code2000 font. (See the fonts section above on how to do this.)

Once the Code2000 font is installed, you can begin using the symbols in your documents.

Using Currency Symbols in Microsoft Word XP / 2003

  • Ensure that you have Code2000 downloaded and installed. (See above for details)
  • Start a new document Microsoft Word, or open an existing Word document into which you wish to place the currency symbol.
  • Open the font selector by clicking Format > Font. (See screen shot)
  • Select the Code2000 font, and then click OK. (See screen shot)
  • Open the symbol selector by clicking Insert > Symbol. (See screen shot)
  • A new window will open up called Symbol. (See screen shot)
  • Look up the Unicode: Hex code from the above table, enter it in the Character Code field, and click Insert. (See screen shot)
  • The symbol will now be in your Word document. (See screen shot)

Tips and Tricks

  • Once you have a currency symbol inserted in your document in the Code2000 font, you can check to see if the symbol is available in other fonts. Just highlight the currency symbol and then change the font. If the symbol is not supported, it will disappear or be replaced by a hollow box. If this happens, just try another font, or go back to Code2000.
  • If you want to send a document with a special currency symbol to someone else, then they will need to have the font for that symbol on their computer as well. Otherwise, they will not see the symbol. The simplest solution is often to use the Code2000 font in your document, and then have the recipient install the Code2000 font (using the instruction in the fonts section above).

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