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I have come across with two symbols (that is † and ⁜ in wiktionary) but I don’t know what they mean. Here is the link: https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/子 Note: someone has commented that if I can access the computer web browser I can get the usage of them. Unfortunately, I don’t have a computer so I updated the topic and deleted the previous one.

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    I’m voting to close this question because this is about the symbol usage of a specific site, but not about the Chinese language.
    – fefe
    Commented Oct 1, 2021 at 0:51
  • See en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Template:zh-no-solo/documentation. The two symbols seem to mean the same for Chinese on Wiktionary.
    – Betty
    Commented Oct 10, 2021 at 13:35

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You can see the meaning on the site that is intended for the destop computer:

†: Obsolete sense in Modern Standard Chinese—may be preserved in fossilised compounds and expressions or other varieties of Chinese.

⁜: Obsolete sense as a 'stand-alone character' in modern standard Chinese. May be preserved in compounds and idiomatic expressions.

  • What does obsolete refer to? Commented Oct 2, 2021 at 0:01

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