RE: String name and Character Name

From: Andrew C. West (
Date: Fri Apr 29 2005 - 11:51:52 CST

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    On Fri, 29 Apr 2005 19:40:35 +0200 (CEST), Jörg Knappen wrote:
    > Yes, there is. ''Klammeraffe'' is a well established traditional name for
    > the @ thing predating its use in email addresses. The younger ones know it
    > as At-Zeichen, but the older ones still use ''Klammeraffe''.
    > P.S. IMO, the annotation ''Klammeraffe'' should be kept. We have some
    > german annotations to other characters, too.

    As far as I can see only one other that is explicitly marked as German :

    U+2052 "COMMERCIAL MINUS SIGN" = abzglich (German), med avdrag av (Swedish),
    piska (Swedish, "whip")

    Searching under "German" I also found

    U+2133 "SCRIPT CAPITAL M" = M-matrix (physics), German Mark (not the current
    Deutsche Mark)

    Hmm, not so current any more ;)


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