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Subject:Re: Origin of the AT Symbol From:Steve Fouts <sfouts -at- ELLISON -dot- SC -dot- TI -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 1 Feb 1994 08:13:06 CST
Sue Gallagher writes:
|} Reply-To: JAMES MCCORMICK
|} ... wondered if there was a technical name for the At symbol "@". It is
|} variously defined in dictionaries as "at" or "each" and I've spoken to some
|} people who know it as the "per" symbol.
|} <snip again>
|} I just wanted to confirm that it is only called an "At symbol" before I
|} distribute my user docs to hundreds of people.
|} I've heard some programmers refer to it as the "commercial
|} at symbol", but never anything far removed from "at"
The ANSI/CCIT official name for this character is "commercial at" but
"at sign" is by far the most common usage.
Source: THE JARGON FILE, VERSION 2.9.12
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