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Our customer uses 箇所 but my manager uses 個所 when emailing project status. Are both kanji interchangeable?

The context of usage in a sentence is:

一箇所変更しました。

A portion (of the code/software) was changed.

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possible duplicate of What are the origins of ヶ? –  istrasci Mar 25 '12 at 19:17

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Yes they are interchangeable. They exist in these forms:

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is there a preference when to use which character? –  Nap Mar 25 '12 at 10:09
    
@Nap. I do not know if there is a preference. –  Flaw Mar 25 '12 at 10:39
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个 is not usual in Japanese. In some cases it also shows up as ケ or カ or ヵ. They are not always interchangeable: see Wikipedia. –  Zhen Lin Mar 25 '12 at 12:22
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They are interchangeable when counting, but for example 危険箇所 is okay but 危険個所 is not, so they are not 100 percent interchangeable. –  Jesse Good Mar 26 '12 at 1:21

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