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U+301C, 〜

CJK Symbols and Punctuation

Translingual Edit

Correct JIS wave dash.
Incorrect Unicode wave dash (1990–2014).

Particle Edit

  1. The wave dash, used in some East Asian languages to indicate the starting point of a range.

Usage notes Edit

When the Unicode Consortium included the wave dash of the JIS X 0208 specification, they made an error in the shape definition. The correct shape as defined in JIS X 0208 is up-down-up just like a tilde while the Unicode Consortium defined it as down-up-down. Unix operating systems show the correct shape as in JIS. Microsoft Windows showed the incorrect shape as in Unicode, and used the fullwidth tilde for the wave dash because of the shape error. This disagreement may cause a data loss in Unicode texts between Unix and Windows. Unicode corrected the error in 2014.[1][2]

References Edit

  1. ^ Hiroyuki Komatsu, Proposal for the modification of the sample character layout of WAVE_DASH (U+301C), 2014
  2. ^ Recommendations from WG 2 meeting 63, 2014:
    WG2 accepts the following additional changes in Amendment 2: […] h. Reverse the shape of current glyph for 301C WAVE DASH as requested in document N4606

Chinese Edit

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Alternative forms Edit

  • (the fullwidth tilde)

Particle Edit

  1. Indicates the starting point of a range; from.

Japanese Edit

Alternative forms Edit

  • (the fullwidth tilde)

Pronunciation Edit

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Punctuation mark Edit

  1. Indicates the starting point of a range; from.
    from Monday to Friday
  2. Indicates the subtitle of a book, manga, video game, etc.
    Perusona ~Toriniti Sōru~
    Persona: Trinity Soul

Syllable Edit

  1. (nonstandard) Alternative form of (long vowel mark)
    • caption often found on drink vending machines