I’m wondering if anyone has any native perspective or practical insight regarding the Philippine piso currency symbol (₱).
Unicode nominal representation features a double strike, and that is
the most common form in fonts that I see. Occasionally, you find a
The biggest challenge comes as weight increases.
Common strategies include using disproportionately thin strikes or
eliminating the segments that cross the counter above a certain
threshold. I don’t find either terribly convincing, personally. Using a
single strike presents fewer difficulties, obviously.
Does anyone have insight into native preferences regarding double- versus single-strike.
am unable to find many images of the symbol in use via internet search.
My go-to for examples of currency symbols in use are usually postage
stamps or restaurant menus. Nearly all Philippine examples I can find
use just a P abbreviation. Even documents from the Bangko Sentral ng
Pilipinas (Central Bank of the Philippines, the issuing agency) seem to
use only an abbreviation, not the symbol.
I managed to find one stamp that featured the symbol — a single-strike.
I would be grateful for any perspective that goes beyond mere speculation.