Category: typographic symbols

Following up on another post, I’d like to provide some information on when special typographic symbols should be used. Ampersand (&) — Used informally to denote “and” Ampersat (@) — Commonly used in email address but also used informally to denote “at” or, in healthcare, “before” Asterisk (*) — Denotes a footnote; also used to […]

Reprinting a popular post from an old blog of mine.Ever see an odd little symbol and wonder to yourself, Self, what do you suppose that odd little symbol is called? Wonder no more. Here’s a handy little list of odd little typographic symbols and their names.