> On 7/8/97 9:11 AM, Frank da Cruz (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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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