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2 definitions found
 for Yu-Shiang Whole Fish
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  Yu-Shiang Whole Fish
   /yoo?shyang hohl fish/, n. obs.
  
      The character gamma (extended SAIL ASCII 0001001), which with a loop in its
      tail looks like a little fish swimming down the page. The term is actually
      the name of a Chinese dish in which a fish is cooked whole (not parsed)
      and covered with Yu-Shiang (or Yu-Hsiang, or in modern Pinyin
      transliteration yuxiang) sauce. Usage: primarily by people on the MIT LISP
      Machine, which could display this character on the screen. Tends to elicit
      incredulity from people who hear about it second-hand.
  
      Yu Shiang Whole Fish is alive and well in Unicode as U+0263 LATIN SMALL
      LETTER GAMMA (as opposed to the actual Greek letter at U+03B3, which
      usually has a loopless glyph; the form of U+0263 is consistently loopy).
      This symbol is included in Unicode as a Latin letter because it is used in
      the International Phonetic Alphabet. In the IPA, gamma represents a voiced
      velar fricative, the sound commonly transcribed ?gh? in Arabic or Klingon.
  
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From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Yu-Shiang Whole Fish
  
     /yoo-shyang hohl fish/ An obsolete name for the Greek
     character gamma ({extended SAIL ASCII code 9, Unicode glyph
     0x0263) which with a loop in its tail looks like a little fish
     swimming down the page.  The term is actually the name of a
     Chinese dish in which a fish is cooked whole (not parsed)
     and covered with Yu-Shiang (or Yu-Hsiang) sauce.  Used
     primarily by people on the MIT LISP Machine, which could
     display this character on the screen.  Tends to elicit
     incredulity from people who hear about it second-hand.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1995-01-31)
  

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