f-e-k improvement discussion continued

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Mon Jul 19 17:17:45 UTC 2010

On Mon, 2010-07-19 at 13:03 -0400, Al Dunsmuir wrote:

> The # is an invented character that originated at AT&T for touch tone
> dialing.  The  official name is "octothorpe" - Greek for "8 points"...
> but no one ever calls it that.

I know =)

> I think it got called "pound sign" because it was placed on keyboards
> where typewriters used to place the British Pound Sterling symbol.

See my post - it's only called 'pound sign' in the States. British
people never call it that. Don't know what it's called in other
Adam Williamson
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