This article is missing information about the sign's origin.October 2017)(
|In Unicode||U+20A9 ₩ WON SIGN (HTML |
|Currency||South Korean won|
North Korean won
Old Korean won
|U+FFE6 ￦ FULLWIDTH WON SIGN|
The directory separator character also appears on Korean versions of Microsoft Windows as ₩, because position x5C is used both for the won sign on code page 949 and also for backslash in ASCII. Consequently, in many South Korean fonts for Windows, the backslash has the shape of the Won sign, including system fonts such Gulim (굴림) and Malgun Gothic (맑은 고딕). Since unicode and UTF-8 (and UTF-16) have become ubiquitous since the early 21st Century, these issues have begun to fade in new systems but persist in the many legacy systems that will continue to exist for many years.
The Unicode code point is U+20A9 ₩ WON SIGN (HTML
In fiction, it is used for the woolong, a fictional currency in anime by Shinichirō Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Space Dandy and Carole & Tuesday), and for "Kinzcash", the currency of the online game Webkinz.
- "When is a backslash not a backslash?". archives.miloush.net.