Follow these guidelines to apply correct and consistent punctuation.
Ensure that references in text to punctuation marks and special characters are clear. Special characters include symbols such as the ampersand (&) and the at sign (@).
Some punctuation marks and special characters are known by different English names in different geographic areas. For example, the number sign (#) is commonly referred to as the pound sign in the US and the hash sign in the UK. Use the names that are listed in the table in this topic.