hash, pound, octothorpe?

From: Michael Everson (everson@evertype.com)
Date: Thu Jul 04 2002 - 16:51:52 EDT

Readers of this list may be amused by the article on character
terminology: http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/28/26042.html

I am given to understand that the origin of this sign (and the
explanation for its sometimes being called a "pound sign" is as a
ligature of "lb"; see U+2114 in the current (not 3.0) glyph charts.

Michael Everson *** Everson Typography *** http://www.evertype.com

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