I want to convert this text to kanji. A translation is optional, I really want to just figure out what the kanji is electronically.


I'm really not sure about the first character "hito" or the last character which looks like a 2 stroke something, but my dictionary has no such kanji. Maybe these characters are some kind of enclosure similar to quotes?

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That's not a kanji. That's a vertical angle-bracket, i.e. 〈サベージ〉. And yes, sometimes they can act as quotes, but as far as I know, there aren't any set-in-stone rules about their usage.

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    I think it's not <> but 〈〉. But yeah. +1 for brackets not kanji!
    – Robin
    Nov 29, 2013 at 17:29
  • @Ash You may be right, but there aren't really rules, so I'd say they're basically identical other than visually
    – rintaun
    Nov 30, 2013 at 1:02
  • Technically is Unicode "FULLWIDTH LESS-THAN SIGN" and is "LEFT ANGLE BRACKET". But whatever the rules may be -- and I agree that people may sometimes use for a bracket -- it's clearly that is used here, by appearance. :)
    – Hyperworm
    Nov 30, 2013 at 1:29

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