Re: New Draft ISO 8859-0

From: jenkins (
Date: Tue Jul 08 1997 - 13:00:16 EDT

On 7/8/97 9:11 AM, Frank da Cruz ( wrote:

>This reminds me of what happened many years ago because of the 1-cell
>difference between ASCII and British ISO 646, in which Pound Sterling sign
>("Pound Sign") appears at 02/05, where "#" ("Number Sign") sits in ASCII.
>To this day, most people refer to "#" as "Pound Sign" -- you can imagine
>the reasons.

Er, yes. It's because "#" can be used to indicate a certain weight in
pounds, as well as being a number sign. Really. I had it drilled into
me when I was learning to type.

John H. Jenkins

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