From: Jim Allan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jun 10 2003 - 16:26:08 EDT
Noah Levitt posted in response to my indication that one could search
for special symbols in the on-line OED:
> How can one?
The symbols available at
"searchable special characters used in the OED."
The method to be used is explained at
1. Open the Advanced search page by clicking the button at the base of
2. Enter your search terms in the boxes in the usual way, except that if
the word you are looking for contains an accented letter or other
special character, enter its name instead of its plain letter
equivalent, e.g. type caf#eacu# to find café.
Accordingly, since the name of the per symbol is given as "per", one
would enter #per# in a search field which one would get to from the main
page at http://dictionary.oed.com if one had an OED on-line subscription.
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