Turkish Lira Symbol

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Turkish Lira Symbol
This is the official symbol for the Turkish lira, the official currency of Turkey.

What is the Turkish Lira Symbol?

The Turkish lira symbol, represented by ₺, is the official symbol for the Turkish lira, the currency of Turkey. The lira is commonly abbreviated as "TRY".

The ₺ symbol was introduced in 2012 as a distinctive symbol for the Turkish lira. It's a stylized letter "L" with a double horizontal stroke, resembling an anchor.

Guidelines for Using the Turkish Lira Symbol

The Turkish Lira symbol, denoted as ₺, represents the official currency of Turkey. When referring to amounts, especially in international transactions or communications, clarity is paramount. Always use the currency code "TRY" for further clarity in contexts with multiple currencies, e.g., ₺1,234.56 (TRY) vs. €1,000.23 (EUR).

  • Standard Format for Lira: ₺1,234.56 This format is standard in Turkey, with the currency symbol preceding the amount, a period as the decimal separator, and commas for thousands separators.
  • Symbol Placement: Standard: ₺50
  • Decimal Separator: Standard: period as decimal (₺4.99)
  • Thousands Separator: Standard in Turkey: comma (₺1,234.56)
  • Spacing: Standard: No space between symbol and amount (₺50)
  • Official Currency Codes: Always use "TRY" for Turkish lira and avoid other abbreviations.

Historical Background of the Turkish Lira

The Turkish lira has undergone several redenominations throughout its history due to inflation. The most recent redenomination occurred in 2005, which saw the introduction of the new Turkish lira (Yeni Türk Lirası) at a rate of 1 new lira = 1,000,000 old lira. In 2009, the "new" was dropped, and it returned to being simply the Turkish lira.

Countries Using the Turkish Lira

The Turkish lira is the official currency of Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

How to Type the Turkish Lira Symbol Using Keyboard Shortcuts and Alt Codes

  • On Windows: Many keyboards don't have a direct alt code for the Turkish lira symbol. However, users can copy it from character map or online sources.
  • On Mac: There might not be a direct shortcut, so users might need to use the Character Viewer to insert the symbol.
  • On many Linux systems: Access the character map or use online sources.
  • For HTML coding: Use the numeric entity ₺.

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Turkish Lira Symbol