What is Character Replacement cheating?

Cheat Detection


Character Replacement is when specific characters are altered to deceive a plagiarism scan. 

For example, a basic letter in the Latin Alphabet, such as an "o," is replaced by a virtually identical character from another alphabet, such as an omicron "ο" from Greek. All of what appear to be "o's" throughout the file will, in fact, be omicrons. To the human eye, these characters are undetectable, but when in a .txt format, our system can find the characters that do not belong.

Typically, other plagiarism detectors ignore these words and exclude them from being detected as plagiarized content.

Below is a video with an example of the alert from this sample report.