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What character is this?
#1  1v4n0 05-29-2022, 03:18 PM
Hello, I'm making an ePub and I don't know what character the letter in apex in this image is.
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#2  DNSB 05-29-2022, 04:29 PM
Looks close to a superscripted Georgian Letter Man character ( მ 0x10DB ). Ghod alone knows what it actually is.
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#3  jhowell 05-29-2022, 04:51 PM
It looks to me like text from an OCR that recognized the other letters in the word and just used the original image of the character for one it didn’t recognize. In that case it might be the letter “d”.
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#4  Jellby 05-30-2022, 01:51 PM
It's almost the symbol of the year

https://www.compart.com/en/unicode/U+2202

Whether or not that's what was intended, that's a different matter.
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#5  mobidict 05-31-2022, 02:00 PM
It's the partial derivative sign: ∂

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E2%88%82
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#6  Turtle91 05-31-2022, 02:26 PM
I’d agree with jhowell’s assessment as to the cause… perhaps do a spelling check of the ePub and see what words show up that are similar to “bar_sman”
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#7  Tex2002ans 06-06-2022, 06:56 PM
Quote Jellby
It's almost the symbol of the year

https://www.compart.com/en/unicode/U+2202
Yes, this is exactly what I was going to say too. Partial Derivative:

If you give more context (like the sentence/paragraph), maybe we could guess a bit better.

Does it appear anywhere else in the book?

What language is the book?

Quote Jellby
Whether or not that's what was intended, that's a different matter.
Yeah, could be an actual typo, or a copy/paste error or something. Maybe they thought it was a little apostrophe and it slipped by the editor.

Quote jhowell
It looks to me like text from an OCR that recognized the other letters in the word and just used the original image of the character for one it didn’t recognize. In that case it might be the letter “d”.
Hmmm, this may also be the case too. An italic, lowercase "d", that accidentally got recognized.

If you're working on a mathematical text, that may be possible.
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#8  Martinoptic 06-07-2022, 04:58 AM
Could it be a mis-OCR’d “dh” making the word bardhman?
Edit: do you have the original to compare with?
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#9  1v4n0 06-13-2022, 11:26 AM
Thank you everyone. I checked again and it's probably not an error. See attachment for more context. Your suggestions seem fine with me anyway.
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#10  jhowell 06-13-2022, 11:37 AM
Based on that text it looks to me like the word should be "baresman".
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