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The circumflex (ˆ) is a diacritic mark used in written French, Esperanto, Norwegian, and other languages.

Using the ISO-8859-1 character encoding, one can type the letters â, ê, î, ô, and û. Dozens more letters with the circumflex are available in Unicode. Unicode also provides the circumflex as a combining character.

The circumflex receives its English name from the Latin circumflexus (bent about).

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