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Yes, it is indeed a variant of 两. You can see it listed here in the Dictionary of Chinese Character Variants 《異體字字典》: http://dict2.variants.moe.edu.tw/variants/rbt/word_attribute.rbt?educode=A00284 As for why they've chosen to write it this way, I'm not sure.
They are Bopomofos (注音符号): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bopomofo According to Wikipedia, Zhuyin fuhao, Zhuyin or Bopomofo is a system of phonetic notation for the transcription of spoken Chinese, particularly the Mandarin dialect.
As Stan hinted at, 宝 is a Japanese Shinjitai character. It is also a simplified Chinese character, but that's coincidental. Perhaps this fact isn't so well known, but PRC aren't the only ones that performed simplification to Chinese characters - it is merely the most well known and widespread. Japan attempted their own simplification process, but theirs was ...
说文解字：更易也。从辵虒聲。 Actually, 遞=辵+虒, it's a pictophonetic character which original meaning is "to alternate". The meaning radical(形旁) 辵 carries the basic meaning "to walk one moment and stop the next". The sound radical(声旁) 虒 only indicates the pronunciation of 遞(dì).
That's a web development technique, the icon font What you see is meaningless text. This is actually a web development technique. They are attempting the use a custom designed "font" to display icons instead of the weird characters. However, when the icon font failed to load, your browser then attempts to display the "text" with a fallback font, generally: ...
Those crazy characters is actually meaningless for native Chinese. I find baidu use a web technique that use character encoding to simplify their development. Through the web tools,I find the icon is used '\e601' for the Bai,and '\e602' for du ,'\e603' for 百科. So it is not the problem of baidu, maybe caused by some other extensions or softwares. Or ...
I assume you are talking about the origin and evolution of characters, as opposed to the origin and evolution of the words they represent. These two are complementary, but not identical. Analyzing characters and tracing their forms from the oracle bones through Zhou bronzes on into the forms used over 2000+ years of dynastic history is a huge job, and ...
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