‘Ghost kanji’ lurk in the Japanese lexicon

There are plenty of dead words in languages all over the world, but can the same be said about ghost words? Floating around the murky regions of digitized Unicode values are anywhere between 60 and 100 yÅ«rei-moji – literally, “ghost characters” – haunting the Japanese kanji lexicon.

A fascinating and obscure form of digital archeology.


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