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On 11/18/2013 10:17 AM, Dries Feys wrote:
Yes, I can imagine that some native French speaking people don't know
the meaning of "at", spoken for them as "èt", but the sign "@" is
ar(r)obas(e) in French.
In Dutch it is called "apestaartje" (monkey tale), but "at" is more
commonly used...

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Then there are the younger users that know "#" only as "hash-tag" and not "pound-sign". Yes many of the 
"standard" characters have different names depending on the languages used.

I just recently download over 200 PDF files that have the Unicode character glyphs and their names listed together.  
Plus it gives some other, and sometimes, interesting information with the names.  Blow are a few of the "English 
Keyboard glyphs" and what was "stated" about them.


= pound sign, hash, crosshatch, octothorpe
→ 2114 ℔  l b bar symbol
→ 266F ♯  music sharp sign
⁓ 0023 FE0E  text style
⁓ 0023 FE0F  emoji style


→ 204A ⁊  tironian sign et
→ 214B ⅋  turned ampersand


= apostrophe-quote (1.0)
= APL quote
• neutral (vertical) glyph with mixed usage
• 2019 ’  is preferred for apostrophe
• preferred characters in English for paired

quotation marks are 2018 ‘  & 2019 ’
• 05F3 ‫  ׳‬is preferred for geresh when writing

→ 02B9 ʹ  modifier letter prime
→ 02BC ʼ  modifier letter apostrophe
→ 02C8 ˈ  modifier letter vertical line
→ 0301 $́   combining acute accent
→ 05F3 ‫  ׳‬hebrew punctuation geresh
→ 2032 ′  prime
→ A78C ꞌ  latin small letter saltillo


• this is a spacing character
→ 02CB ˋ  modifier letter grave accent
→ 0300 $̀   combining grave accent
→ 2035 ‵  reversed prime

007E ~ TILDE

• this is a spacing character
→ 02DC  ̃  small tilde
→ 0303 $̃   combining tilde
→ 2053 ⁓  swung dash
→ 223C ∼  tilde operator
→ FF5E ~  fullwidth tilde

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