hi all, would love to read some comments about the bitcoin glyph and whats the status for this symbol. Any recommendation on how to add it to a typeface? would be appreciated! Thanks
Unicode 20BF is the LIKELY codepoint although it isn’t official yet. I’m betting it will be that because there’s nothing else in the pipeline that I know of.
You can find art by Googling “bitcoin svg” and get it from various sources.
Great, so in case I want to add the glyph to a font, how should I proceed? just add new glpyh with the name I want?
Using preliminary Unicode has some risks if you ship a font. Said that, to add the glyph make a new glyph and call it ‘uni20BF’. Then add the outline as usual.
the »Bitcoin Sign« is available from unicode 10.0.
NICE, but why does no result for the »glyph info« search in Glyphs?
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I didn’t include all updates from unicode 10, yet.
Hello Georg, now that the 20BF Bitcoin is no longer preliminary, how should we add it?
Add a glyph called
If you like, you can change its properties in the Font tab. Select it, press Cmd-Opt-I, and:
I just added it to the database.
Dumb question - how do I update the unicode database? I’m running the most recent version of Glyphs and want to add a bitcoin character to a font I’m working on.
You need the latest cutting edge version. Then you search in Window > Glyphs Infos for the name.
This is my first time enabling the cutting edge versions - got it now - thanks!