From: Timothy Partridge (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Mar 28 2005 - 16:37:46 CST
Jony Rosenne recently said:
> What is the British English name of U+0023? What is it called on the
> telephone keypad?
Personally, I would call it a hash (sign) in the context of a telephone
keypad, or computers.
In the phrase "opera #1", I would read it as "number", so it could also be
described as "number sign".
In the UK it is not used as an abbreviation for pound (weight); "lb" is used
instead. A US book which referred to the "pound sign" being used in a table
confused me, as I expected the pound sterling currency symbol!
-- Tim Partridge. Any opinions expressed are mine only and not those of my employer
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