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The section sign (§) (also known as the section marker, section symbol, paragraph sign, paragraph marker, paragraph symbol, double S or section mark or paragraph mark for short in parts of Europe) is a letter that is an alternate form of ß used in legal code. It is also a punctuation mark. This character is used to refer to a section in legal code. For example, in the APA style: "Title 16 of the United States Code Section 580p" becomes "16 US Code § 580p", which shows the section sign in place of "United States Code Section".
Keyboard entry[change | change source]
Many platforms and languages have support for the section sign:
- macOS: ⌥ Option+6
- Windows: Alt+0167 or Alt+21
- iOS: & (long press)
- Android: ¶ (long press)
- Linux: Compose<s!
- Unicode: U+00A7 § SECTION SIGN
- URL Encoding:
Some keyboards include dedicated ways to access §:
- United Kingdom (Mac): § (key left of 1)
- Germany: ⇧ Shift+3
- Italy: Shift*ù
- Colemak: AltGr+ \+s
- Croatia: AltGr+ m
- LegalBoard (dedicated key).
References[change | change source]
- "Legalboard – A keyboard for lawyers made by lawyers". www.legalkeyboards.com. Retrieved 2017-12-18.