Question regarding U+00A6 BROKEN BAR

From: Karl Pentzlin (
Date: Thu Dec 20 2007 - 11:24:31 CST

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    Some standard keyboard layouts, like the British and the Swiss German
    ones (at least on the layout files supplied with the German edition
    of Microsoft Windows XP Professional) contain the character U+00A6
    BROKEN BAR besides the character U+007C VERTICAL LINE.

    What is the use of the BROKEN BAR, especially contrastive to the

    - Karl Pentzlin

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