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Re: OT What is this symbol?



From: "jdow" <jdow earthlink net>
From: "Ed Greshko" <Ed Greshko greshko com>

linuxmaillists charter net wrote:
This is a pipe | but what is this │ and how do you create
it?


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.

Oops - James Wilkerson got all three bytes of the character.

{^_^}
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