At 10:06 AM 1/12/98 -0800, you wrote:
>Peter, I've forwarded your comments to the project manager, and the people
>at Monotype responsible for the outlines and hinting.
>We've had the screen shot on the site for about five months, and no one else
>has made the 'E not C' point before, so I'd be interested to hear the
>opinions of other TypoL-ers.
It's an interesting situation having an ex nihilo glyph like this. My
thought is that while the intent of the euro symbol designer may have been
E-not-C, the execution leads one to assume that it is in fact C-not-E. I
imagine in 200 years people will be debating the origins of the Euro symbol
and the discussion will come to an end when someone compares the Grand
Emperor of United Europe, Northeastern North America and Australia to
Hitler after someone suggests that the Euro symbol is derived from an
overlaid U and S.
-dh (Mikey died from an overdose of pop rocks)
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