Marks Similar To European Punctuation
Marks imported from Europe differ in size: they are fullwidth instead of halfwidth:
- ， (U+FF0C FULLWIDTH COMMA) is the comma (,). It cannot be used for enumerating a list; see "enumeration comma" below.
- ！ is the exclamation mark (!).
- ？ is the question mark (?).
- ； is the semicolon (;).
- ： is the colon (:).
- （ ） are brackets or parentheses (( )).
- 【 】 or ［］ are square brackets .
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