What s a MONGOLIAN VOWEL SEPARATOR used for?
Posted: 05 December 2017 10:06 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Unicode ᠎ (hex) ᠎ is called a ‘MONGOLIAN VOWEL SEPARATOR’ .  It is the most invisible Unicode character I have found. What is it used for in real life?  Is it a visible character in some fonts?

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Posted: 05 December 2017 11:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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From what I’ve been able to gather, it’s a whitespace character and so probably not “visible” in any font.  As for its use, you’ve probably seen this already but https://linguistics.stackexchange.com/questions/12712/what-is-the-mongolian-vowel-separator-for

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Posted: 05 December 2017 02:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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As a coder, I could see how that would really drive a fellow coder crazy by sneaking a few of those into his code.

A more famous one is the Greek question mark (U+037e) (Íž) which looks like a semicolon (;).

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