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    Name of this symbol ※

    Do this symble "※" has an English name?
    What do you call it when you're referring to it?

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    Re: Name of this symbol ※

    I don't think I've ever referred to it.

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    Re: Name of this symbol ※

    All right, then,

    if I say it's "two slashes cross each other with four dots on each side",
    can people understand which symbol I'm talking about?

    Or....there's someway to address it more clearly....err...by words

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    Re: Name of this symbol ※

    I'll try to find out- what's it used for?

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    Re: Name of this symbol ※

    For explaining to foreigners the pattern on Chinese antiques

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    Re: Name of this symbol ?

    The symbol you've asked about is called an "asterisk". It's used to point to a footnote or extra comment you'd like to add to what you've already written.

    e.g. I won't be able to make it on Saturday.*
    (At the end of the page you'd show an asterisk followed by your quote or extra comment.)

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