What’s the name of that # symbol anyway?

2082087544_a9276fab85This question has appeared a lot in the searches lately, so it deserves a post: What is the name of the #?

Here are some names for # in English:

  • pound sign
  • number sign
  • hash sign
  • hatch sign
  • crosshatch
  • hex key

If you know other terms for it, share them with us in the comments.

Ahora veamos algunos nombres en español:

  • numeral
  • tecla numeral
  • cardinal
  • cuadradillo
  • almohadilla
  • michi (en Perú)
  • gato
  • tatetí

Si se saben más términos, agréguenlos en los comentarios y compartan con los demás.

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