� Replacement Character


“Replacement Character” description


  • used as placeholder in text for an otherwise unspecified object
  • used to replace an incoming character whose value is unknown or unrepresentable in Unicode
  • compare the use of  CONTROL CHARACTER as a control character to indicate the substitute function

Related glyphs

Below is a list of other glyphs that are related to this one:

“Replacement Character” on various operating systems

The image below shows how the “Replacement Character” symbol might look like on different operating systems. If the font in which this web site is displayed does not contain the symbol and there is no fallback font able to render it, you can use the image below to get an idea of what it should look like.

Replacement Character on various operating systems
Replacement Character on various operating systems

Please note that the image above is computer generated and not all images are curated, so certain errors might occur. Additionally, the operating systems change on occasions the default fonts they provide, so the character might not look the same on your operating system.