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Typographical Characters

Typographical Characters Most of these glyphs you will recognise, but you might not know where they came from or what their real typographical name is. 23 / elipsis ampersand octothorpe solidus A series of dots that usually indicate an In the 1800's it was The hash, octothorn, pound sign or number sign used mainly in telephony and computing. Origin disputed. Seen in all web url's the used as the 27th slash or a shilling mark was originally used as a punctuation mark used to indicate fractions and intentional omission of a word, sentence or whole section from the original letter. The alphabet would end in "X, Y, Z, and per se and". text ... fractional currency. interpunct pilcrow section sign tilde Alt 8 on your keyboard. In British typography an interpunct is sometimes called a space dot. Traditionally it has been used as a decimal point, e.g. 3-14. This symbol (in English) sometimes means Also called the paragraph mark, paragraph sign or blind P. In typing programs it is used to mark a return. In proofreading, it is used to indicate that one paragraph should be split. Also called double S or hurricane, it is a character used mainly to refer to a particular section of a "approximately", such as: "~30 minutes ago" document. meaning "approximately 30 minutes ago". t ӕ vertical bar dagger æ ligature tittle Normally above the backslash on a keyboard, A small distinguishing Usually used to indicate a footnote, in the same way an asterisk is. The dagger is only used for a second footnote when Formed from the letters a and e. In Old English, æ mark or dot that is used this character has on a lowercase i or j. The word tittle is rarely denotes a sound between a various uses in mathematics, computing and typography. Other names including the polon and pipe. and e, a sound very much like the short a of cat in used. many dialects of modern English an asterisk is already used. claret underscore backslash ditto Also called understrike, underbar, underdash, Used mainly in computing and is the mirror image of the common slash (/). It is sometimes called a hack, Used in handwritten form A typographic symbol indicating that the word(s) or figure(s) above it are to be repeated. The first recorded use in English as a proofreading mark to indicate where a underline. A character that originally appeared on the typewriter and was primarily used to underline words punctuation mark, word, or phrase should be whack, escape and reverse slash inserted in a document. occurs in 1625. Intellectual Property R® TM SM copyright symbol registered trademark sound recording copyright trademark service mark Uncommon typography ** asterism interrobang hedera index / fist irony punctuation dubaidesigncentre

Typographical Characters

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Most of these glyphs you will recognise, but you might not know where they came from or what their real typographical name is.


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