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I'm building a web-page for my local Battletech group that includes tools to track our stable finances (we have a heavily homebrewed campaign set on the Solaris 7 Game world that we've been playing).

At the moment, it doesn't display a currency symbol but I'd like to add in a (preferably canonically correct) currency symbol if I can. Is the correct symbol defined in any of the sourcebooks?

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Yes, as can be seen from these screenshots from Mechwarrior online, the currency symbol for C-bills is the letter 'C' with a median bar extending to the left.

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I've done my best to mock up a version in photoshop using the font Franklin Gothic Heavy.

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Interestingly, the new BattleTech game, also set within the MechWarrior universe has a different symbol, a half-hexagon with a circle centre-left. The two symbols are, however, similar that one could conceivably be an updated version of the other.

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  • Almost looks like Euro €. – Aegon Jun 21 '16 at 12:50
  • @Aegon - I suspected it was inspired by the symbol. – Valorum Jun 21 '16 at 12:51
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I don't believe there is a canonical one.

There is the one from Mechwarrior Online, as mentioned in the other answer, but Mechwarrior Online is not BattleTech canon. Still, the MWO is probably as good as you're going to get.

Also, the new "BATTLETECH" computer game uses a different currency symbol from MWO. It's also an official product, but the video games are explicitly not canon, but they said the storyline IS canon. Depending on how pedantic you want to be that could be just the story, or the symbology as well (but I think probably not).

So: use whatever you like.

  • Hmm. The linked wiki (and chat) seem to suggest that some elements of the game are considered canon. – Valorum May 1 '18 at 6:30
  • Specifically, the hero mech descriptions only. The rest is "apocrypha". I don't know what the practical implications are between canon and apocrypha for the purposes of a game of Battletech, but there it is. – Len May 1 '18 at 7:14

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