# What are those 踊り字, their usage, and examples [closed]

I've come across some characters like 々,ヽ,ゝ and so on . I want to know more about them and their usage

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• You can start here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iteration_mark 々 is commonly used in contemporary Japanese. I only see ヽ and ゝ with frequency in 明治 Japanese. – virmaior Feb 25 '14 at 5:30
• Thanks for coming to JLU. We're happy to try and help you understand Japanese, but I'm afraid that your question is very broad. Too broad to really answer in any meaningful way. If you can specify exactly what it is you want to know, as opposed to just wanting to know "more", then you're likely to get good answer. Thanks. – Questioner Feb 25 '14 at 9:19

人々 - ひとびと - people