Re: Saying characters out loud (derives from hash, pound, octothorpe?)

From: Barry Caplan (
Date: Mon Jul 08 2002 - 12:27:45 EDT

At 11:37 AM 7/5/2002 +0100, Michael Everson wrote:
>>Also, how does one say the U+007E character out loud while reading out the
>>address of a web page?
>"Tilde". Get real, William.

FF5E is colloquially known as a "wave" in Japanese, IIRC, and hence 007E is a "small wave" or "half width wave".

Barry Caplan

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