Using the Bitcoin “” Symbol on your Website As of right now, Unicode has not officially rolled out the bitcoin symbol, so we have to jump through a couple hoops to get it to show up on demand. Using the bitcoin font on your Website The easiest bitcoin symbol font check to get started is by checking out Google Fonts and adding the “Ubuntu Bold Italic” font to your website. Alternatively, you can download the Ubuntu Font to use in Photoshop, Gimp and etc. We are not creators, but redistributors of this content.
Bitcoin Wiki describes some alternative ways to display the symbol that are easier than my approach. You’re probably better off reading that page than this article. Edit: I found out that Font Awesome already has a BTC font, so use that instead of mine. By adding this webfont to a page, you can put Bitcoin symbols into your text. Note that the symbol above is not an image, but an actual font character in the text. You can zoom the page or print the page, and the symbol will remain smooth.
Bitcoin symbol above, something went wrong. How it works The webfont defines two characters: Bitcoin symbol without serifs and Bitcoin symbol with serifs. I used these since many people already use these characters as a stand-in for the Bitcoin symbol. For an explanation of webfonts, see here or here.
And once the Bitcoin symbol is in common use in text, it will be much easier to get it added to Unicode and available automatically. Mining Bitcoin with pencil and paper: 0. M9 1a8 8 0 1 0 0 16A8 8 0 0 0 9 1zm. It seems that the most widely used symbol for Bitcoin is a B with two vertical lines through it1.
It makes sense, as a single letter with a line or two through it is common for many currencies. Is there a plain text printing for this symbol, or perhaps a font that can insert it into documents and the like? With the symbols found here, it looks like a circle around it might become part of the official symbol as well. Maybe I should ask that separately. Like Murch said, there isn’t a current text based symbol for it, but if you’re going to use it on a web application, you can always use Font Awesome.
You can find more information regarding fontawesome bitcoin symbol documentation here. That’s neat, however, isn’t that an image? The asker said “I’m looking for other ways to denote the currency without using an image. Yes you are correct, but he also mentioned being able to print it through HTML. Plus when you use it like in the example, it behaves like text, not an image. It will hopefully become part of the next Unicode standard in June and then it can be used in text. Presumably Windows is waiting for it to be officially part of the standard.
I thought Android was going to include it by now, but I guess they decided to wait. How to get it on android? It needs to be a text-based solution. I’ve made a custom font with Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Dogecoin symbols.