The Deleatur (from the Latin. Deleatur = it may eliminate or are repaid , abbr .: del.), Also Deleaturzeichen or repayment characters , is a correction characters . It identifies those parts of a manuscript , typescript or the text on a galley that are to be removed. These can be letters, words, sentences, or entire paragraphs.
Its shape goes back to the lowercase letter d in the German Kurrent script .
In the correction regulations according to DIN 16511 (reproduced at the beginning of Duden Volume 1), the deleature symbol (₰) is standardized as a deletion symbol. The international character coding system Unicode contains it with the hexadecimal value U + 20B0. The symbol corresponds to the German Penny Sign .