Re: a character for an unknown character

From: Karl Williamson <>
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2016 09:20:38 -0700

On 12/21/2016 08:45 AM, David Corbett wrote:
> One Unicode character specifically for this purpose is U+3013 GETA MARK.
> It is a Japanese symbol used to replace characters that cannot be read
> during transcription of manuscripts (source: Japanese Wikipedia). It
> looks like a bold equals sign: 〓.
> Other people have suggested U+FFFD REPLACEMENT CHARACTER, but that is
> the diamond with a question mark inside it that you already mentioned.

And the RREPLACEMENT CHARACTER is what is used if there is a malformed
character, such as could occur in transmission. Thus, its use is
ambiguous to you. The reader would not know if the original manuscript
was illegible here, or if somewhere along the way something happened to
foul up the text.
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