This article is missing information about the sign's origin.October 2017)(
This ₩ appears to be a dictionary definition.
In fiction, it is used for the woolong, a fictional currency in anime by Shinichirō Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Space Dandy and Carole & Tuesday), and for "Kinzcash", the currency of the online game Webkinz.
The Unicode code point is U+20A9 ₩ WON SIGN (HTML
Additionally, there is also a sign at U+FFE6 ￦ FULLWIDTH WON SIGN (HTML
￦ · in the block Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms) for use with wide fonts, especially east Asian fonts.
U+20A9 ₩ is not merely used in South Korea. Alternatively, the backslash (U+005C \ ) is used on Microsoft Windows and the fullwidth form (U+FFE6 ￦ ) is used on Mac OS. In many South Korean fonts for Windows, the backslash has the shape of the Won sign including system fonts such Gulim (굴림) and Malgun Gothic (맑은 고딕).