Symbol for pound
- Code points. In the Unicode standard, the symbol £ is called POUND SIGN and the symbol ₤ is the LIRA SIGN.
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Hold down the left Alt Key from your keyboard. Type the Alt code number 163 and release the Alt key. Once you release the Alt key, the £ symbol will be displayed. This trick will work for other special characters also.
In the Unicode standard, the symbol £ is called POUND SIGN, and the symbol ₤ is the LIRA SIGN. These have respective code points: U+00A3 £ POUND SIGN (HTML £ · £ · inherited from Latin-1) U+20A4 ₤ LIRA SIGN (HTML ₤)
Pound symbol £ is a currency sign used in UK. It derives from a capital "L", representing libra, the basic unit of weight in the Roman Empire, which in turn is derived from the Latin name for scales or a balance.
The pound sign (£ or ₤) is the symbol for the pound sterling—the currency of the United Kingdom (UK). The same symbol is (or was) used for similarly named currencies in some other countries and territories, such as the Irish pound, Gibraltar pound, Australian pound, and Italian lira. Several countries, including Lebanon, call their currency "the pound" but do not use the £ symbol.
Symbol Name: Pound sterling: Symbol £ Alt Code: 0163: Shortcut for Windows: Alt+0163: Shortcut for Mac: Option + 3: Shortcut in Word (Win) 00A3, Alt+X
- Pound sterling