Adam M. Costello : Soap Box

The “No” Sign

This is a slash: /
This is a backslash: \

The “no” sign (as in “No Smoking” or “No Left Turn”) is a circle with a backslash.

For some unfathomable reason, almost all of the amateur “no” signs I see use forward slashes, even though almost all of the professional “no” signs I see use backslashes.

Note: This is the situation as I understand it in the United States. I'm told that the conventions are different in other parts of the world.

[AMC]  Prepared by Adam M. Costello
 Last modified: 2001-Jan-30-Tue 23:28:45 GMT
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