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Character  ※ 
Unicode name REFERENCE MARK
Codepoint U+203B
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See also: and

Japanese[edit]

Punctuation mark[edit]

  1. Similar in function to an asterisk or bullet point.

Usage notes[edit]

In Japanese, it is called the komejirushi ("rice mark") because it looks like kome, the kanji for uncooked rice.

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Korean[edit]

Punctuation mark[edit]

  1. A reference mark used at the beginning of a note.

Usage notes[edit]

Known variously in Korean as the 참고표 (chamgopyo, “reference mark”) or 당구장표 (danggujang-pyo, “billiard-table mark”).


Urdu[edit]

Punctuation mark[edit]

  1. A character used to separate paragraphs.