A report on Note (typography)

String of text placed at the bottom of a page in a book or document or at the end of a chapter, volume, or the whole text.

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Three variants of obelus glyphs

Dagger (mark)

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Three variants of obelus glyphs
Dagger and double-dagger symbols in a variety of fonts, showing the differences between stylized and non-stylized characters. Fonts from left to right: DejaVu Sans, Times New Roman, LTC Remington Typewriter, Garamond, and Old English Text MT
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A dagger, obelisk, or obelus † is a typographical mark that usually indicates a footnote if an asterisk has already been used.

The asteriskos used in an early Greek papyrus.

Asterisk

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Typographical symbol.

Typographical symbol.

The asteriskos used in an early Greek papyrus.
Early asterisks seen in the margin of Greek papyrus.
The Star of Life may represent emergency medical services
Asterisks used to illustrate a section break in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Its most common use is to call out a footnote.

Infinite Jest

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1996 novel by American writer David Foster Wallace.

1996 novel by American writer David Foster Wallace.

The novel has an unconventional narrative structure and includes hundreds of extensive endnotes, some with footnotes of their own.

David Foster Wallace

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American author of novels, short stories and essays, and a university professor of English and creative writing.

American author of novels, short stories and essays, and a university professor of English and creative writing.

Wallace with a fan in 2006
Autographed opening page of Infinite Jest

Wallace's fiction combines narrative modes and authorial voices that incorporate jargon and invented vocabulary, such as self-generated abbreviations and acronyms, long, multi-clause sentences, and an extensive use of explanatory endnotes and footnotes, as in Infinite Jest and the story "Octet" (collected in Brief Interviews with Hideous Men), and most of his non-fiction after 1996.

A stylized version of the abbreviation for libra pondo ("pound weight")

Number sign

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Known variously in English-speaking regions as the number sign, hash, or pound sign.

Known variously in English-speaking regions as the number sign, hash, or pound sign.

A stylized version of the abbreviation for libra pondo ("pound weight")
The abbreviation written by Isaac Newton, showing the evolution from "" toward "#"
Detail of a telephone keypad displaying the Viewdata square

Footnote symbols (or endnote symbols): Due to ready availability in many fonts and directly on computer keyboards, "#" and other symbols (such as the caret) have in recent years begun to be occasionally used in catalogues and reports in place of more traditional symbols (esp. dagger, double-dagger, pilcrow).

Citation

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Webcomic xkcd - Wikipedian protester.png webcomic titled "Wikipedian Protester". The sign says: "[". ]]

Webcomic xkcd - Wikipedian protester.png webcomic titled "Wikipedian Protester". The sign says: "[". ]]

In some areas of the Humanities, footnotes are used exclusively for references, and their use for conventional footnotes (explanations or examples) is avoided.

Three short paragraphs on making gunpowder in the manuscript GNM 3227a (Germany, c. 1400); the first paragraph is marked with an early form of the pilcrow sign, the two following paragraphs are introduced with litterae notabiliores (literally: enlarged letters).

Pilcrow

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Typographical character that marks the start of a paragraph.

Typographical character that marks the start of a paragraph.

Three short paragraphs on making gunpowder in the manuscript GNM 3227a (Germany, c. 1400); the first paragraph is marked with an early form of the pilcrow sign, the two following paragraphs are introduced with litterae notabiliores (literally: enlarged letters).
Pilcrow signs in an excerpt from a page of Villanova, Rudimenta Grammaticæ, printed by Spindeler in 1500 in Valencia.
Possible development from capitulum to modern paragraph symbol.

The pilcrow may indicate a footnote in a convention using a sequence of distinct typographic symbols in sequence to distinguish the footnotes on a given page; it is the sixth in a series of footnote symbols beginning with the asterisk.

An example of a hyperlink as commonly seen in a web browser, with a mouse pointer hovering above it

Hyperlink

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Reference to data that the user can follow by clicking or tapping.

Reference to data that the user can follow by clicking or tapping.

An example of a hyperlink as commonly seen in a web browser, with a mouse pointer hovering above it
Several documents being connected by hyperlinks
How internal MediaWiki links work when one wants to create a link that displays words different from the linked page's title.
Douglas Engelbart and his team at SRI, 1969

Hyperlinks are often used to implement reference mechanisms such as tables of contents, footnotes, bibliographies, indexes, letters, and glossaries.

Example of subscript and superscript. In each example the first "2" is professionally designed, and is included as part of the glyph set (²); the second "2" is a manual approximation using a small version of the standard "2" (2) The visual weight of the first "2" matches the other characters better. (The top typeface is Adobe Garamond Pro; the size of the subscript is about 62% of the original characters, dropped below the baseline by about 16%. The second typeface is Myriad Pro; the superscript is about 60% of the original characters, raised by about 44% above the baseline.)

Subscript and superscript

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Character that is set slightly below or above the normal line of type, respectively.

Character that is set slightly below or above the normal line of type, respectively.

Example of subscript and superscript. In each example the first "2" is professionally designed, and is included as part of the glyph set (²); the second "2" is a manual approximation using a small version of the standard "2" (2) The visual weight of the first "2" matches the other characters better. (The top typeface is Adobe Garamond Pro; the size of the subscript is about 62% of the original characters, dropped below the baseline by about 16%. The second typeface is Myriad Pro; the superscript is about 60% of the original characters, raised by about 44% above the baseline.)
The four common locations of subscripts and superscripts. The typeface is Myriad Pro.
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Both low and high superscripts can be used to indicate the presence of a footnote in a document, like this5 or thisxi.

First-edition cover

House of Leaves

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Debut novel by American author Mark Z. Danielewski, published in March 2000 by Pantheon Books.

Debut novel by American author Mark Z. Danielewski, published in March 2000 by Pantheon Books.

First-edition cover
Danielewski in 2006

It contains copious footnotes, many of which contain footnotes themselves, including references to fictional books, films or articles.