Won sign

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Won sign
Punctuation
apostrophe   '
brackets [ ]  ( )  { }  ⟨ ⟩
colon :
comma ,  ،  
dash   –  —  ―
ellipsis   ...  . . .
exclamation mark !
full stop, period .
hyphen
hyphen-minus -
question mark ?
quotation marks ‘ ’  “ ”  ' '  " "
semicolon ;
slash, stroke, solidus /  
Word dividers
interpunct ·
space     
General typography
ampersand &
asterisk *
at sign @
backslash \
bullet
caret ^
dagger † ‡
degree °
ditto mark
inverted exclamation mark ¡
inverted question mark ¿
number sign, pound, hash, octothorpe #
numero sign
obelus ÷
ordinal indicator º ª
percent, per mil % ‰
plus and minus + −
basis point
pilcrow
prime     
section sign §
tilde ~
underscore, understrike _
vertical bar, pipe, broken bar |    ¦
Intellectual property
copyright ©
sound-recording copyright
registered trademark ®
service mark
trademark
Uncommon typography
asterism
hedera
index, fist
interrobang
irony punctuation
lozenge
reference mark
tie
Related
In other scripts

The won sign (₩) is a currency symbol that represents:

And in fiction:

  • Woolong, a fictional currency in Cowboy Bebop
  • Kinzcash, a fictional form of currency in the online game Webkinz

Computing[edit]

The directory separator character also appears on Korean versions of Microsoft Windows as ₩, because ₩ occupies the same position (0x5C) on code page 949 that backslash occupies in ASCII.[1]

Encoding[edit]

The Unicode code point is U+20A9 won sign (HTML: ₩).

Additionally, there is also a sign at U+FFE6 fullwidth won sign (HTML: ₩ in the block Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms) for use with wide fonts, especially east Asian fonts.

U+20A9 is not merely used in South Korea. Alternatively, the backslash (U+005C \ ) is used on Microsoft Windows and the fullwidth form (U+FFE6 ) is used on Mac OS. In many South Korean fonts for Windows, the backslash has the shape of the Won sign including system fonts such Gulim (굴림) and Malgun Gothic (맑은 고딕).

References[edit]

  1. ^ When is a backslash not a backslash?