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

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Yes they are interchangeable. They exist in these forms:

  • is there a preference when to use which character?
    – Nap
    Mar 25, 2012 at 10:09
  • @Nap. I do not know if there is a preference.
    – Flaw
    Mar 25, 2012 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, 2012 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, 2012 at 1:21

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