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Character  ~ 
Unicode name FULLWIDTH TILDE
Unicode block Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
Codepoint U+FF5E
See also: ~

Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Fullwidth encoding of ~ (the tilde).

Particle[edit]

  1. Alternative form of (the wave dash, that indicates ranges)

Usage notes[edit]

This character ( ) is needed for compatibility with certain East-Asian character encoding systems[1] and does not generally represent a different concept than the more common ( ~ ).


Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Fullwidth encoding of ~ (the tilde).

Particle[edit]

(transliteration needed)

  1. Alternative form of (the wave dash, that indicates ranges)

Usage notes[edit]

This character ( ) is needed for compatibility with certain East-Asian character encoding systems[2] and does not generally represent a different concept than the more common ( ~ ).


Mandarin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Fullwidth encoding of ~ (the tilde).

Particle[edit]

  1. Alternative form of (the wave dash, that indicates ranges)

Usage notes[edit]

This character ( ) is needed for compatibility with certain East-Asian character encoding systems[3] and does not generally represent a different concept than the more common ( ~ ).