Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sun Jul 5 13:16:05 UTC 2009

At 7/5/2009 01:07 AM, Baker, John wrote:
>The actual footnote call is not an asterisk, but one of those
>printer's symbols that looks like a cross or dagger (I'm not sure of
>the name).  However, I don't have that on my keyboard.

Both the OED (when one cuts and pastes from a definition labeled
"Obs.") and Microsoft Word (Insert Symbol) call it a "dagger".

Unicode (2020) calls it "DAGGER = obelisk, obelus, long cross"


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