Re: little lines below

From: John Cowan (
Date: Mon Nov 16 1998 - 09:57:40 EST

Alain yscrifef:

> ITU/T also calls it "octothorpe"... I once looked in my complete edition of
> the OED and I never found it.

The term was invented at Bell Labs. "Tthorpe" refers to the points of
object; hence "quadrithorpe" for "=" and "bithorpe" for "-".

U+2736 is presumably a "hexithorpe" ("hexathorpe"?).

John Cowan
	You tollerday donsk?  N.  You tolkatiff scowegian?  Nn.
	You spigotty anglease?  Nnn.  You phonio saxo?  Nnnn.
		Clear all so!  'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)

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