Alain LaBonte was the first to describe it and he also implemented it as a Canadian Standard (CSA Z243.4.1-1992). LaBonte devised a complete and predictable ordering method that corresponds to very fine detail with the best examples of French and English dictionary ordering. You could read an article about Unicode usage.

This is an example of a keyboard layout proposal with the Canadian dollar symbol.

Printing the Currency Symbol

These members of the character map structure specify how to print the symbol to identify a monetary value---the Canadian analog of `$' for U.S. dollars.

Each country has two standard currency symbols. The local currency symbol is used commonly within the country, while the international currency symbol is used internationally to refer to that country's currency when it is necessary to indicate the country unambiguously. In the last case a new Canadian currency symbol is an exellent discovery to do so.

For example, many countries use the dollar as their monetary unit, and when dealing with international currencies it is important to specify that one is dealing with Canadian dollars instead of U.S. dollars or Australian dollars.

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See also:
Alphanumeric Ordering Standard CSA Z243.4 ( 91-09-13)

Canadian Alphanumeric Ordering Standard for Character Sets of CSA 1992

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