Re: [Fwd: British English technical variations]

Subject: Re: [Fwd: British English technical variations]
From: Dick Margulis <margulis -at- fiam -dot- net>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 06:10:24 -0500



Steve Read wrote:

>
> There are many; if you really have trouble, I'll transcribe one that I
> have, but it'd take a while. Yes to the £ sign, but it's in addition to
> the $. The # is moved to make room.
>

There is some logic to this, at least mnemonically speaking. £ and # are
both "pound" signs. On typewriter keyboards of yore, the Shift-3
position was # in the US and £ in the UK, and that remains the case with
modern keyboards.




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