[SOLVED] Upper half square brackets

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Moderator and Scholar of a Dark Age
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Hello,

There are special characters used e.g. for marking editorial changes in transcriptions of manuscript texts, and for marking the vowel height in Japanese transliterations.
I could need them in both contexts.
They look basically like only the upper halves of [ and of ].

But the only kind I found so far are ⌈ and ⌉, used in math, and 「 and 」, which are Japanese quotation marks.
Both these are a bit taller than what I was searching for, and 」 is also upside down.

I would therefore use ⌈ and ⌉ if there is nothing closer to be found (I only need them for private purposes at the moment anyway, and technically for some historical poetry to add to LT), but they also have the disadvantage that one of the programs in which I want to use them (namely Anki) doesn't show them, no matter which font I choose. Does anyone have an idea what could be the reason for that?
Libre Office does show them, at least in its default font Liberation Serif.

Any advice?

Editor
Joined: 16.02.2016

Hi. Are these similar to what you are looking for?
˥ Modifier letter extra-high tone bar
˩ Modifier letter extra-low tone bar
┌ Box drawing right downs and right
┐ Box drawing right downs and left

Moderator and Scholar of a Dark Age
Joined: 16.02.2011

Thanks for the reply. They are only slightly more similar than what I had found already, but at least they do work in Anki!
┌ and ┐are actually quite close, but too big, and especially too low - what I was searching should be at the top of the line.

Moderator of Romance Languages
Joined: 31.03.2012

Are they these: ˹ ˺ (Are they too small?)

˹ = Unicode: U+02F9
˺ = Unicode: U+02FA
˻ = Unicode: U+02FB
˼ = Unicode: U+02FC

˹Note here˺ .....

I mentioned before that I use a custom keyboard for different languages (especially for those that contain script like Hebrew or Arabic) and I've never had trouble with the characters showing up (I looked up the program you mentioned, it could be that it simply doesn't support all Unicode characters).

Moderator and Scholar of a Dark Age
Joined: 16.02.2011

No, those are perfect! Thank you!

They also work in Anki.

I haven't bothered yet making a custom keyboard, I simply use a text expander script to automatically replace certain combinations with special characters I need relatively frequently (e.g. üö to œ).

Btw, any tips on where to search when I again look for such kinds of special characters? I.e. how did you find these?

Moderator of Romance Languages
Joined: 31.03.2012

It's pretty easy, I just downloaded a program and assign characters to the keys of my keyboard. Then I just use the "Test" option (I load the keyboard after I save it) and can type all I want in there. It also helps for when I just want to add special characters and copy and paste what I've written to it in the program, then type them in wherever I want.

I had seem them before, so I had an idea of what you were talking about. But try here:
https://emophy.com/unicode

It's pretty useful. There's another page I use but I'd have to look it up, it's not on this computer (and far more useful for me for characters that are rarely used (letters with special marks).

EDIT: http://www.typeit.org/ For all characters in different languages

Editor
Joined: 16.02.2016

@Sciera: I didn't know about text expander. That's a nice tool
@phantasmagoria: those are useful links

By the way, I used windows "Character Map" to give you those characters. You can view the unicode combination and group them in the Advanced View, similar to phantasmagoria's first link:
http://www.digitalcitizen.life/sites/default/files/img/character_map/cha...

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phantasmagoria wrote:

It's pretty easy, I just downloaded a program and assign characters to the keys of my keyboard. Then I just use the "Test" option (I load the keyboard after I save it) and can type all I want in there. It also helps for when I just want to add special characters and copy and paste what I've written to it in the program, then type them in wherever I want.

I installed one a while ago, but haven't gotten around to actually use it.

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I had seem them before, so I had an idea of what you were talking about. But try here:
https://emophy.com/unicode

It's pretty useful. There's another page I use but I'd have to look it up, it's not on this computer (and far more useful for me for characters that are rarely used (letters with special marks).

EDIT: http://www.typeit.org/ For all characters in different languages

Thanks for the links.

Fantasy wrote:

@Sciera: I didn't know about text expander. That's a nice tool
@phantasmagoria: those are useful links

By the way, I used windows "Character Map" to give you those characters. You can view the unicode combination and group them in the Advanced View, similar to phantasmagoria's first link:
http://www.digitalcitizen.life/sites/default/files/img/character_map/cha...

I had looked through the character map of my Office software, but that list is so long that even if the symbols were in there I was likely to overlook them.