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Note (typography) – Wikipedia; Footnote – PrintWiki

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/09/30

For my reference:

Typographical devices such as the asterisk (*) or dagger (†) may also be used to point to notes; the traditional order of these symbols in English is *, †, ‡, §, ‖, ¶.[1] Other symbols, including the #, Δ, ◊, ↓, and ☞, have also been used.[2][3]

Source: Note (typography) – Wikipedia

The most common sequence of footnote reference marks is:

  1. asterisk (*),
  2. dagger (†),
  3. double dagger (††),
  4. paragraph symbol (¶),
  5. section mark (§),
  6. parallel rules (||),
  7. number sign (#).

If more are required, they can be doubled up:

  • double asterisks (**),
  • double single daggers (††),
  • double double daggers (††††),
  • etc.

However, when many footnotes are used, it is more practical to use consecutive numbers to identify each footnote.

Source: [Wayback/] Footnote – PrintWiki


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