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Use for adding the “lb-bar” ligature (unicode U+2114, a 19th-century-style pound symbol) for pounds (avoirdupois). A single, un-named parameter is optional, and if used, will proceed the glyph and be separated by a non-breaking space. It can also be formed by using the code  ℔.

Used extensivly in the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica


  • {{lb-}} gives ℔
  • {{lb-|50}} gives 50 ℔