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pound sign
*1. * The symbol () for a unit of currency, especially the pound sterling.
*2. * The symbol (#) for a pound as a unit of weight.

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On 2013-11-23 08:03, Virgil Arrington wrote:
The recorded voicemail messages (at least here in the U.S.), always instruct us to "press the pound key."


-----Original Message----- From: James Knott
Sent: Friday, November 22, 2013 1:23 PM
To: LibreOffice
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Feature Request - Categories for special characters

Mark Bourne wrote:
I always think of # as being a sharp sign.

The musical sharp symbol is slightly different: ♯

Yeah, it is a bit flat to be a sharp sign. ;-)

I've always known it as a number sign.

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