I-beam


I-beam
a) A beam shaped like a capital letter I (with serifs top and bottom), used in construction.

In general, the cursor image is the primary concern, with different types used to indicate selected functions such as I-beams or vertical bars for text editing, a pencil for drawing, or a hand with the index finger extended...

b) A cursor shaped like the letter I, usually indicating the presence of editable text.

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