I would like help to finding an icon font package like ionicon for most, if not all, the currency symbols in the world. I currently use ionicon for my kivy app just need the currency symbols now.

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    Is there any reason you want an icon font as opposed to a font that includes all the currency symbols you need? – Cai Apr 6 '16 at 21:01

A list of fonts that support the Unicode Currency Symbols Block, which contains currency symbols not part of more general blocks (i.e. Basic Latin that contains $ or Latin-1 that contains £) can be found here:

A list of all unicode currency symbols can be seen here—from which you can see which blocks contain each symbol and fonts that support those blocks.

If you do for some reason want to use an icon font, Font Awesome has a number of currency symbols, which you can find here:


It's sensible to use characters, not a font. What if the font doesn't work somewhere?

This caught my grandmother out when she wrote her book. She used a font for hebrew characters, and this font didn't print out - so some random letters were used instead.

Instead, you should use the unicode characters. This page has them all, and a selection are below:

U+0024  DOLLAR SIGN     $
U+00A2  CENT SIGN       ¢
U+00A3  POUND SIGN      £
U+00A5  YEN SIGN        ¥
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    But not every font supports all Unicode characters. See the link in CAI's answer for more info. – PieBie Apr 7 '16 at 13:50
  • Why do you mean by "character", if not something rendered using a font? You still need a font to display Unicode code points. – Karu Mar 1 '17 at 1:45

Its better to use ASCII or Unicode, because this fonts or character are already built-in in most of the operating systems that we have today and it has a standard so you don't have problem rendering them in most software you are using.

Unicode is a way that a user can insert special characters on a computer and we are doing it even in applications like Microsoft Office.

You can find how to use it in this link. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicode_input

And the complete list can be found here also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Unicode_characters

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    But not every font supports all Unicode characters. See the link in CAI's answer for more info. – PieBie Apr 7 '16 at 13:50
  • Your Welcome... – Fil Apr 8 '16 at 10:13

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