Definitions

unbrace

Special Characters

Special characters have been given pronunciations similar to letters and numbers in a radio alphabet. The most common pronunciations originated with users of Unix systems. The following is a fairly complete list:

ASCII CODE

  21 ! - "bang"
  22 " - "quote"
  23 # - "hash" - distinct from "pound" which is the British currency symbol, "sharp"
  24 $ - "ding" (cash register sound), "cash"
  25 % - "Bond" ("double-oh-seven")
  26 & - "amper" - distinct from "amp" in "&" (see below) and the word "and"
  27 ' - "tick"
  28 (- "paren", "open"
  29 ) - "paren", "close"
  2A * = "splat", "star"
  2B + - "plus"
  2C , - "twitch"
  2D - - "dash","minus"
  2E . - "dot", "period"
  2F / = "whack", "slash"
  3A : - "two dots"
  3B ; - "semi", "semicolon"
  3C < - "waka", "less"
  3D = - "equals"
  3E > - "waka", "more"
  3F ? - "hook", "query", "eh?"
  40 @ - "whirl"
  5B [- "square", "left"
  5C  - "bash" (BA-cksla-SH)
  5D ] - "square", "right"
  5E ^ - "hat", "caret"
  5F _ - "skid", "underbar"
  60 ` - "grave"
  7B { - "curly", "embrace"
  7C | - "bar", "pipe"
7D } - "curly", "unbrace"
  7E ~ - "twiddle", "tilde"
  B4 ´ - "acute"

    #! - "sh'bang" (hash/bang)
    /* - "slashterix"
    */ - "asterslash"
    & - "amper-amp"
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