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    slash or forward slash?

    Dear teachers,
    How should I call these two signs:
    "/" "\"

    which one is "slash"? Which one is "forward slash"?

    Maybe their names have nothing to do with the word "slash", then what are they?

    thanks

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    Re: slash or forward slash?

    Quote Originally Posted by japanjapan
    Dear teachers,
    How should I call these two signs:
    "/" "\"

    which one is "slash"? Which one is "forward slash"?

    Maybe their names have nothing to do with the word "slash", then what are they?

    thanks
    I know of no use for the backslash in English. That is computerese, IMO.

    :wink:

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    Re: slash or forward slash?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by japanjapan
    Dear teachers,
    How should I call these two signs:
    "/" "\"

    which one is "slash"? Which one is "forward slash"?

    Maybe their names have nothing to do with the word "slash", then what are they?

    thanks
    I know of no use for the backslash in English. That is computerese, IMO.

    :wink:
    Your advice is very helpful, I looked up the word" backslash" and figured out the question.

    "/" is called forward slash
    "\" is called backslash.

    thanks.

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    #4
    If someone just says 'slash', I'd take they meant /.

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    #5
    BTW What is '|' called?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    BTW What is '|' called?
    nice question!
    I wanna know it too.


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    In web design, I believe it is called 'pipe'.

    From www.info.borland.com :

    Use the pipe character, '|', to denote the caret position in the expanded template.

    ;)

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    Does '' have a name?


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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Does '' have a name?
    That I do not know. ;)

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    #10
    I don't its name or its use. ;-(

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