Philippine peso sign
This symbol for the peso is unique to the Philippines; the peso sign used throughout Hispanic Latin America is "$". It was introduced under the United States colonial administration in the 20th century in order to distinguish the Philippine peso (from $ originally to ₱) in various documents versus the United States dollar which was also denoted as $. The first report distinguishing Philippine pesos from US dollars using the peso (₱) sign is found here:
The peso is usually denoted by the symbol "₱". This symbol was added to the Unicode standard in version 3.2 and is assigned U+20B1 (₱). The symbol can be accessed through some word processors by typing in "20b1" and then pressing the Alt and X buttons simultaneously, or by pressing and holding "alt", then pressing "8369" on the keypad. Other ways of writing the Philippine Peso sign are "PHP", "PhP", "P", or "P" (strike-through or double-strike-through uppercase P), which is still the most common method, although font support for the Unicode Peso sign has been around for some time.
- Shafer, Neil (1964). A Guide Book of Philippine Paper Money. Whitman Publishing. p. 19. ASIN B0007EJ9OC. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
- "Theory on the origin of peso sign".
- How do I insert a Philippine peso sign in Word?
- Snoworld: How-To Type the Philippine Peso Currency Sign