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U+203B, ※
REFERENCE MARK

[U+203A]
General Punctuation
[U+203C]

Japanese[edit]

Glyph origin[edit]

Likely derived from the (rice, uncooked rice) character.[1] Used on signage for rice sellers.[1]

Punctuation mark[edit]

  1. similar in function to an asterisk or bullet point

Usage notes[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

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(參考標) (chamgopyo, reference mark) or 당구장표(撞球場標) (danggujangpyo, billiard-table mark).


Urdu[edit]

Punctuation mark[edit]

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  1. A character used to separate paragraphs.