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Section sign

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Section sign

The section sign (Unicode U+00A7 § section sign, HTML §, TeX \S) is a typographical character used mainly to refer to a particular section of a document, such as a legal code.[1] It is also called "double S",, "sixty-nineing S's", "hurricane", and "sectional symbol".

The likely origin of the section sign is the digraph formed by the combination of two S glyphs (from the Latin signum sectiōnis). When duplicated, as §§, it is read as the plural "sections" (e.g. "§§ 13–21"), much as "pp." (pages) is the plural of "p."

It is frequently used along with the pilcrow (¶), or paragraph sign. Like the dagger (†) and double dagger (‡), it is also sometimes used to link to a footnote where the asterisk (*) is already in use on a given page.

Typing character

See also

References

  1. ^ "Legal Research and Citation Style in USA, by Ronald M. Standler". 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-15. 
  2. ^ "RFC 1345 - Character Mnemonics and Character Sets". ietf.org. 
  3. ^ "The Gtk Compose Table - Ubuntu Documentation". Retrieved 2013-10-08. 
  4. ^ "X11 compose key sequences". Retrieved 2013-10-08. 

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