The symbol of the Azerbaijani manat was added to the seventh version of Unicode 7.0, the website of the Unicode Consortium organization said.
The recently announced Unicode 7.0standard has been replenished with 2,834 new symbols.
The author of the symbol of Azerbaijani manat and banknotes is the Austrian designer Robert Kalina, who also designed the modern design of the euro banknotes.
The new version of Unicode 7.0 also added the symbol of the Russian ruble, new "smilies". Furthermore, the Indian and Chinese printing types have been changed in accordance with the peculiarities of local dialects.
More information is available at unicode.org/versions/Unicode7.0.0 /.
The Azerbaijani manat was introduced on August 15, 1992. Initially, the manat was in circulation in parallel with the Soviet ruble, as well as the Russian Bank`s tickets samples in 1992-1993, in the ratio of 1 manat = 10 rubles. The withdrawal of the Soviet and Russian rubles from circulation started on November 22, 1993, and from January 1, 1994 the manat became the sole legal payment means.
Denomination in the ratio of 5000:1 was held in January 1, 2006. Previously issued currency symbols were in circulation until January 1, 2007.