Re: U+0023 in French

From: Martin Green (
Date: Wed Mar 30 2005 - 06:57:54 CST

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    As a regular listener but not contributor to this list it always amuses
    me when items talk of "English-speaking". The names I have heard used
    for the symbol (#) are: hash and chicken-scratch (think about it) but
    only heard of "pound" when I finally went over to the States. Talking to
    other IT users in the UK "pound" is always the symbol (£) and this
    applies to most of our telephone systems. Very occasionally I do run
    into a telephone system which uses the term "pound key" but almost
    always these are systems calling (very) large American companies.

    Martin Green

    fantasai wrote:

    > Doug Ewell wrote:
    >> I would add that in English... OK, in Southern California... "pound
    >> sign" seems to be the most common name of the character even among
    >> people who have never used it to mean "pounds," and might be totally
    >> confused if they ever saw a package with "30#" written on it.
    > Also in New Jersey. And all the (English-speaking) phone systems I've
    > ever used refer to it as the "pound sign".
    > ~fantasai

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