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Those are the code points.  First one is 304D (letter dee, not zero):
U+304D HIRAGANA LETTER KI.   U+3083 is HIRAGANA LETTER SMALL YA, and
U+3084 is HIRAGANA SMALL LETTER YA.

http://www.unicode.org/charts/

On Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 12:29 PM, Roger Mills <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I've recently noticed that when my Yahoo mail (viewed on Firefox) doesn't recognize a character, a little box appears with tiny numbers inside-- as in this
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>> 2009/4/9 Paul Kershaw <[log in to unmask]>
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>> > What about, say, "kya"? Do Japanese
>> linguists consider that /kiya/? If so,
>> > how are **きゃ** and **きや** distinguished
>> phonologically?
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> Zooming in I see that these are 30 over 40 and 30 over 83/84-- is this just some quirk of Yahoo/Firefox, or are those perchance the unicode numbers for the Japanese chars.????
> (I've noticed this on occasional websites too, but don't recall the numbers)
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> (Of course, they may display properly on some people's browsers)
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