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South Korean Won

This page is about the meaning, origin and characteristic of the symbol, emblem, seal, sign, logo or flag: South Korean Won.

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The won (원) (sign: ₩; code: KRW) is the currency of South Korea. A single won is divided into 100 jeon, the monetary subunit. The jeon is no longer used for everyday transactions, and appears only in foreign exchange rates.

The Unicode code point is U+20A9 ₩ won sign (HTML: ₩).

Additionally, there is also a sign at U+FFE6 ₩ fullwidth won sign (HTML: ₩ in the block Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms) for use with wide fonts, especially east Asian fonts.

U+20A9 ₩ is not merely used in South Korea.

Alternatively, the backslash (U+005C \ ) is used on Microsoft Windows and the fullwidth form (U+FFE6 ₩ ) is used on Mac OS. 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).


Graphical characteristics:
Symmetric, Open shape, Monochrome, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has crossing lines.

Category: Currency signs.

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  • boy1
    what about jeon
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