Re: U+0023

From: Arcane Jill (
Date: Tue Mar 29 2005 - 02:43:05 CST

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    Thanks, that agrees with what Tim Partridge said.

    But no, the '#' symbol is not used in that context in Britain. Hey - we went
    metric a long time ago! The international abbreviation for the mass unit we use
    is "kg" (kilograms). The old abbreviation for the old Imperial "pound" is still
    recognised though - it is "lb".


    -----Original Message-----
    From: John Hudson []
    Sent: 29 March 2005 09:30
    To: Arcane Jill
    Cc: Unicode
    Subject: Re: U+0023

    In North America, # is used as a symbol for pound in the paper industry, e.g.
    '70# text'
    or '80# cover'. This is a weight designation. I don't know if this is also used
    in the UK
    or elsewhere.

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