Keith Houston, of the Shady Characters book, turns his attention to the section symbol.
I’ve always known it as the section sign, or section symbol; Robert Bringhurst (The Elements of Typographic Style) and Theodore Rosendorf (The Typographic Desk Reference), my go-to typographic references, agree. It seems odd, though, that this eminently shady character has no other name. Have you come across any other names for the pilcrow’s partner in crime?
It's called the paragraph sign in German, and it symbolizes law. It's used in US statutes too, but there called the section symbol ...Zum vollständigen Artikel