What is the @ sign on the keyboard called?

The @ cahracter on the computer keyboard, what is it called?.

Some people call it "at", but is there another name for it?.

4 Answers

  • Ken G
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
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    The at sign (@, read aloud in English as "at") is a typographic symbol most commonly used as an abbreviation in accounting and commercial invoices, in statements such as "7 widgets @ £2 ea. = £14". More recently, the at symbol has become ubiquitous due to its use in email addresses.

    It is often referred to informally as the at symbol, the at sign, the ampersat, or just at. It has the official name commercial at in the ANSI/CCITT/Unicode character encoding standards.

    The origin of the symbol is debated, but is most likely a cursive form of ā, or possibly à (the French word for 'at').

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    It's called an the "at sign". Here are some other symbols too:

    General typography

    ampersand ( & )

    asterisk ( * )

    at ( @ )

    backslash ( \ )

    bullet ( • )

    caret ( ^ )

    currency ( ¤ ) ¢, $, €, £, ¥

    dagger ( † ) ( ‡ )

    degree ( ° )

    inverted exclamation point (¡)

    inverted question mark (¿)

    number sign ( # )

    percent and related signs

    ( %, ‰, ‱ )

    pilcrow ( ¶ )

    prime ( ′ )

    section sign ( § )

    tilde ( ~ )

    umlaut/diaeresis ( ¨ )

    underscore/understrike ( _ )

    vertical/pipe/broken bar ( |, ¦ )

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  • 1 decade ago

    arobace I think

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