ASCII Character /Slash or divide
The slash is an oblique slanting line punctuation mark /. Once used to mark periods and commas, the slash is now used to represent exclusive or inclusive or, division and fractions, and as a date separator. It is called a solidus in Unicode, is also known as an oblique stroke, and has several other historical or technical names including oblique and virgule. As a very common character, the slash (as "slant") was originally encoded in ASCII with the decimal code 47 or 0x2F.