When this character is used as a top component, the form appears differently depending on the script used:
In Japanese kanji, Korean hanja and Vietnamese Nôm, the final ㇏ stroke at the bottom right of the component protrudes from the second horizontal stroke of 三 and intersects with the third horizontal stroke, which is also the historical form found in the Kangxi dictionary.
In modern Chinese scripts, the final ㇏ stroke at the bottom right of the component protrudes from the third horizontal stroke of 三 and does not intersect with any of the lines.
Note that 丿 and ㇏ are written apart and do not overlap or intersect one another unlike the bottom portion of 夫.
A similar character ⿻㇒夫 (the uppermost horizontal stroke is replaced by curved ㇒) can be found in the historical 《古文四聲韻》.