@aparrish If it was from an old text, it could have been just bad OCR, but given that it's such a rarely used symbol in English and it's really hard to compose that symbol on most keyboards on Earth (save perhaps for those used in Eastern Europe) it's probably, most likely bad transcoding.
I can compose it on a Linux GUI: ŕ
By pressing tilde and then R on a Spanish keyboard, but that's not available on Mac or Windows.
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