RE: Labels on forms: Abbreviate or use symbols?

Subject: RE: Labels on forms: Abbreviate or use symbols?
From: "Al Geist" <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
To: "'Leonard C. Porrello'" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>, "'Cheryl Magadieu'" <cmagadieu -at- gmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 11:15:58 -0500

To follow what Leonard was saying....the number sign "#" we all use is
really called an "octothorpe." However, it's a lot easier to say "number
sign," unless you're deep in the middle of a trivia game and you're
loosing....

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Subject: RE: Labels on forms: Abbreviate or use symbols?

On one hand, I don't like it as what you (and most Americans) are calling a
"pound sign" is known as a "hash sign" ("hash symbol," etc.) to the rest of
the world. It is unlike symbols such as the ampersand (which is synonymous
with "and"). It also isn't pleasing to the eye. On the other hand, # is
widely recognized to mean "number."

Leonard

BTW, here is an actual "pound sign": £.


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