Here's a pic I took in HK today


What's the 刄 + 丶 char? In

堂飲2 xxxxxxx 28元

I'm guessing its similar to mainlands 两, for alcoholic drink sizes.

I tried zisea & zdic to no avail...

edit: is it this: 𠂐? http://www.zdic.net/z/84/wy/20090.htm It's the closest thing I can find

  • The description "刄 + 点" had me totally baffled. But the unusual character still stood out enough (-: Aug 16, 2015 at 3:27
  • I want to forge such characters, they never be used anymore, only few of elder people still use them, they are not standardized glyph. Apr 19, 2017 at 3:59
  • Although the character is totally unrelated to 「那」, it appears to be the same as the left hand side of 「那」. See chinese.stackexchange.com/q/3889/18338
    – dROOOze
    Sep 12, 2020 at 3:26

2 Answers 2


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》:



As for why they've chosen to write it this way, I'm not sure.

  • Is this Unicode?
    – Mou某
    Aug 14, 2015 at 17:49
  • I couldn't find it in Unicode.
    – Claw
    Aug 14, 2015 at 18:38
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    I will note that it does look like the left-hand component of , which is noted as being , which is a variant of . The similarity appears only to be superficial though and is unrelated to its usage as a variant of 两 though.
    – Claw
    Aug 15, 2015 at 0:28
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    Zisea has it here: zisea.com/zscontent.asp?uni=181468 with no additional information at all
    – Mou某
    Aug 15, 2015 at 5:44
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    Now it is in Unicode: 𭃂 (U+2D0C2, in Extension F). Jun 22, 2020 at 7:30

Like @Claw pointed out. This is the variant of 两.

Unlike Latin characters, Chinese characters are graph-like characters. So it's easy to create a brand new character to describe the same thing.

In the China history, Ordinary people could use whatever characters they want as long as they could identify them. Even though government introduced several dictionaries to standardized, there is no strict law to forbid using variants of character.

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