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Sense two: not only have I never seen that symbol used for the Deutsche Mark, but Unicode specifically mentions that this symbol is *not* the symbol for the Deutsche Mark. -- Prince Kassad 18:38, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
So to clarify, you'd like sense #2 rewritten from this:
The symbol for the german mark or deutschmark, the national currency used prior to adoption of the euro.
to something like this:
The symbol for the German Mark before World War II.
? I have to admit, I'm a bit confused; Wikipedia uses the symbol "M" for the gold and paper marks until 1923, then "RM" for the Renten and Reich marks until 1948, then "DM" for the Deutsche mark until the adoption of the Euro. For which of these was "ℳ" used? Only until 1923 (where Wikipedia uses "M"), or all the way till World War II as Unicode suggests, or what?
Regardless, if you're certain about this, then I think you should just be bold and fix it.
I think the ℳ refers to the old German gold mark. The current note in Unicode "German Mark currency symbol, before WWII" was only just added in Unicode 5.1. Previous versions had a more ambiguous notice stating "German mark (not the current Deutsche Mark)". Apparently someone at Unicode tried to be bold and fixed the recentism, but got the timeframe wrong. -- Prince Kassad 21:19, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
Fine, I've been bold and fixed it per this discussion. I've removed the rfv tag, and am striking this section.—msh210℠ 17:57, 6 August 2009 (UTC)