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Re: OT What is this symbol?



jdow wrote:
> From: "Ed Greshko" <Ed Greshko greshko com>
>> It is meant to be a pipe as well.  The man pages are in troff format
>> and for
>> some reason they used the │ to represent |.
>>
>> You can prove that to yourself by going to the man page and try using
>> │ with
>> the definitions given.  You'll find it won't work....but | will.
> 
> As to what it is you'll find it is a character with value 0xE2 in hex.
> There are various ways of entering such characters in various OSs.
> {^_^}

Saying the value of a character doesn't have much meaning without defining
its encoding.  The │ character is actually 0xE29482 in UTF8 while | is 0x7c.

FWIW, it is also 0xA278 in big5.  :-)

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