From: Arcane Jill (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Mar 29 2005 - 01:32:32 CST
Aha - I always wondered why I sometimes see hash refered to as "pound sign". I
had previously assumed it had something to do with the "old days" (I can
remember them) when we only had seven-bit encodings. In England, I can remember
using a computer in which 0x23 encoded U+00A3 (the real POUND SIGN), and
certainly it is the case even now that SHIFT+3 gets you '#' on an American
keyboard, but '£' on a British keyboard.
Thanks for clearing that up.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On
Behalf Of email@example.com
Sent: 28 March 2005 23:38
Subject: Re: U+0023
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!
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