Re: New Draft ISO 8859-0

From: Timothy Partridge (
Date: Tue Jul 08 1997 - 16:13:56 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.

John Jenkins wrote:
> 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.

I've only ever seen # meaning pound weight in American books.
It only seems to mean number in the UK. So there is no confusion?!


Tim Partridge. Any opinions expressed are mine only and not those of my employer

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