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RyanOG88

I stumbled across this character in Portuguese context, almost like it should have been serving some phonetic duty. What is it?

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monto

This square thing appears when the computer system could not identify a certain character.

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liuzhou

Is it this?

That's what I get when I switch to BIG-5

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Shadowdh

I reckon its a big question mark... at least thats what my laptop displays... :mrgreen:

Could read Liuzho's though...

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chaxiu

My dictionary spits out:

㯠 qiàn, xiàn, xún ... a cross-beam; an axle, etc.

I think Shibo77 is right. If you search for it with Google, lots of site in Spanish/ Portuguese have the character. Strange

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imron

I see it perfectly fine on my computer. It's the same character that appears on the page linked to by Shibo77 (which is completely different to the character Liuzhou showed).

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monto

I also see a character different from above. it is “木” on the left, and “亥”without the last two strokes over a 秃宝盖 over “牟”on the right.

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Lu

Perhaps this one is so rare it isn't in some systems... when I open the link in shibo's post, even the 'heading' of the window says 字典中[]字的解釋.

If it shows up in a lot of Spanish and Portuguese sites, it does sound likely that it shares a code with one or the other letter with an ~ over it. Chaning the encoding settings should help, or at least clarify.

Funny, I can actually search it when I copypaste the []. This (cached) site seems to show that it's a matter of encoding settings. Lots of obscure characters in an otherwise Portuguese text.

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Lugubert

When I switch to Western European (Windows) page encoding, I see the nasal a that's included in shibo77's post, but followed by an overstrike. Lu's search page confirms shibo77's "nasal a plus o".

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Guest alexkos

[qiàn] [xiàn] [xún] (Unihan) a cross-beam; an axle, etc.

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