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I remembered watching a youtube video[0] about it. The "vertical bar" 124 / 0x7C is in the original 7-bit ASCII standard. But the 166 / 0xA6 "Pipe, Broken vertical bar" is in the not so standard high ASCII/ Extended ASCII [1].

[0]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BktIY7VbrUs [1]:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extended_ASCII




Seconded, Nostalgia Nerds video on it ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BktIY7VbrUs ) is an excellent breakdown of why we have two pipe chars: | and ¦


Ah cool video Can't believe I forgot that dos also had the broken bar, as well as the older keyboards :-)




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