Harold Somers wrote:
> On the subject of names of ligatures and other characters, I have
> noticed that some Americans call the # sign "pound".
> I call it "hash", though I have also heard it called "hatch" which
> would be more (etymo)logical (a hatch being a door made of
In Italian the sign '#' is called "cancelletto" (little gate) or
"gratella" (little grating or grill)
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