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 (HTML |
Some fonts display the won sign with two horizontal lines, and others with only one horizontal line. Both forms are used when handwritten.
The Unicode code point is U+20A9 ₩ WON SIGN: this is valid for either appearance. Additionally, there is a full width character at U+FFE6 ￦ FULLWIDTH WON SIGN (in the block halfwidth and fullwidth forms).
In Korean versions of Windows, many fonts (including system fonts) display the backslash character as the won sign. This also applies to the directory separator character (for example,
C:₩Program Files₩) and the escape character(
₩n). Most Korean keyboards input
0x5C when the won sign key is pressed,[dubious ] so the Unicode letters are rarely used.[clarification needed]
The same issue (of dual use of a code point) occurs with the yen sign in Japanese versions of Windows.
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.