From: George W Gerrity (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Mar 29 2005 - 05:32:56 CST
On 29 Mar 2005, at 20:26, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
> That's actually true, too, so we can make ourselves confused two ways.
> The position 0x23 was actually assigned to the pound sterling sign,
> I don't know whether this has something to do with the use of "#" to
> denote the pound as a unit of weight (mass). (Of course the two uses
> of "pound" are historically connected; the currency unit originally
> corresponded to one pound [lb] of silver, or something.)
As are currency names in many other European languages, eg, Italian
‘lira’, Spanish ‘libra’ (from Latin Libra, balance), which also means
pound, or weight, Spanish ‘peso’, weight, and Hebrew שׁקל (shekel),
weight; לירה (lira) Israeli pound currency, etc.
> Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
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