Way back near the beginning of development of TFS version control, which was called Hatteras back then, we sent email to the team manually when we checked in.  So I would typically write my checkin comment in Outlook, which was using Microsoft Word as the editor, and then paste it into the checkin dialog.  My comment was a bulleted list of the changes that I made.  I would start with an asterisk, and Word would convert it to a bullet.  Later, viewing the changeset details on the command line would produce beeps.  I knew that the Unicode bullet character was being converted to a BEL (0x07) character, but I didn't know how the conversion worked.

Raymond Chen's recent post, How a bullet turns into a beep, provides the details on how the conversion happens, changing the Unicode bullet into a beep.

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