Allograph

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Allograph

In graphemics (study of writing systems), the term allograph denotes any graphs that are considered variants of a letter or other grapheme.

Example:

the “g” is sometimes rendered with double loop.

Chinese examples:

computer language character example:

this is the symbol on your keyboard. In the early days (perhaps around 1970s to 1990s), it may be rendered as broken bar or a continuous bar. In Unicode, it is separated into two distinct chars.

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