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A bit of an odd question, but if I wanted to search for the symbol ":" in Google, how would I go about doing that (and would it even be possible)?

I found this article (blogspot.com), but that's not what I'm looking for ... A search for [:] just gives you the word "colon", but what if I want to find instances of the ":" symbol itself?





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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.28
    Originally posted by Google
    Generally, most punctuation and special characters are ignored in Google Search.




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http://en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Colon_​(punctuation)

(edited by CRZ on 5.12.12 1522)


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