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Hiragana and Katakana symbols with Roman equivalents
Unicode Status (Hiragana + Katakana)
Unicode Status (Hiragana)

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The following table shows which Unicode characters are uniquely associated with this script. A language which uses the script may use additional symbols not listed here. See individual writing system pages for complete listings.

Characters associated with this script

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3041 HIRAGANA LETTER SMALL A
3042 HIRAGANA LETTER A
3043 HIRAGANA LETTER SMALL I
3044 HIRAGANA LETTER I
3045 HIRAGANA LETTER SMALL U
3046 HIRAGANA LETTER U
3047 HIRAGANA LETTER SMALL E
3048 HIRAGANA LETTER E
3049 HIRAGANA LETTER SMALL O
304A HIRAGANA LETTER O
304B HIRAGANA LETTER KA
304C HIRAGANA LETTER GA
304D HIRAGANA LETTER KI
304E HIRAGANA LETTER GI
304F HIRAGANA LETTER KU
3050 HIRAGANA LETTER GU
3051 HIRAGANA LETTER KE
3052 HIRAGANA LETTER GE
3053 HIRAGANA LETTER KO
3054 HIRAGANA LETTER GO
3055 HIRAGANA LETTER SA
3056 HIRAGANA LETTER ZA
3057 HIRAGANA LETTER SI
3058 HIRAGANA LETTER ZI
3059 HIRAGANA LETTER SU
305A HIRAGANA LETTER ZU
305B HIRAGANA LETTER SE
305C HIRAGANA LETTER ZE
305D HIRAGANA LETTER SO
305E HIRAGANA LETTER ZO
305F HIRAGANA LETTER TA
3060 HIRAGANA LETTER DA
3061 HIRAGANA LETTER TI
3062 HIRAGANA LETTER DI
3063 HIRAGANA LETTER SMALL TU
3064 HIRAGANA LETTER TU
3065 HIRAGANA LETTER DU
3066 HIRAGANA LETTER TE
3067 HIRAGANA LETTER DE
3068 HIRAGANA LETTER TO
3069 HIRAGANA LETTER DO
306A HIRAGANA LETTER NA
306B HIRAGANA LETTER NI
306C HIRAGANA LETTER NU
306D HIRAGANA LETTER NE
306E HIRAGANA LETTER NO
306F HIRAGANA LETTER HA
3070 HIRAGANA LETTER BA
3071 HIRAGANA LETTER PA
3072 HIRAGANA LETTER HI
3073 HIRAGANA LETTER BI
3074 HIRAGANA LETTER PI
3075 HIRAGANA LETTER HU
3076 HIRAGANA LETTER BU
3077 HIRAGANA LETTER PU
3078 HIRAGANA LETTER HE
3079 HIRAGANA LETTER BE
307A HIRAGANA LETTER PE
307B HIRAGANA LETTER HO
307C HIRAGANA LETTER BO
307D HIRAGANA LETTER PO
307E HIRAGANA LETTER MA
307F HIRAGANA LETTER MI
3080 HIRAGANA LETTER MU
3081 HIRAGANA LETTER ME
3082 HIRAGANA LETTER MO
3083 HIRAGANA LETTER SMALL YA
3084 HIRAGANA LETTER YA
3085 HIRAGANA LETTER SMALL YU
3086 HIRAGANA LETTER YU
3087 HIRAGANA LETTER SMALL YO
3088 HIRAGANA LETTER YO
3089 HIRAGANA LETTER RA
308A HIRAGANA LETTER RI
308B HIRAGANA LETTER RU
308C HIRAGANA LETTER RE
308D HIRAGANA LETTER RO
308E HIRAGANA LETTER SMALL WA
308F HIRAGANA LETTER WA
3090 HIRAGANA LETTER WI
3091 HIRAGANA LETTER WE
3092 HIRAGANA LETTER WO
3093 HIRAGANA LETTER N
3094 HIRAGANA LETTER VU
3095 HIRAGANA LETTER SMALL KA
3096 HIRAGANA LETTER SMALL KE
309D HIRAGANA ITERATION MARK
309E HIRAGANA VOICED ITERATION MARK
309F HIRAGANA DIGRAPH YORI
1B001 𛀁 HIRAGANA LETTER ARCHAIC YE
1F200 🈀 SQUARE HIRAGANA HOKA

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  • Hiragana appears on the left of each column (pink background), Katakana in the middle of each column (blue background), and the Roman transcription of each character on the right of each column (grey background).

    Source Wikipedia
    CopyrightReleased by copyright holder into the public domain
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    ContributorSteph Holloway
  • The two kanas are encoded separately in Unicode, Hiragana is discussed on the Unicode Status (Hiragana) page and Katakana is discussed on the Unicode Status (Katakana) page.

    ContributorScriptSource Staff
  • In The Unicode Standard, Hiragana implementation is discussed in  Chapter 18 East Asia.

    Hiragana was first encoded in The Unicode Standard version 1.0. The script is encoded in the following blocks:

    BlocksCharacter RangeAdded in Unicode VersionDocumentation
    Hiragana 3040..309F 1.0  U3040
    Kana Supplement 1B001 6.0  U1B000
    Enclosed Ideographic Supplement 1F200 5.2  U1F200

    Subsequent to version 1.1, the following characters have been added to the Hiragana block:

    CharactersUnicode VersionDocumentation
    3095..3096 3.2  n2092.pdf,  n2195.doc L2/00-098
    309F 3.2  n2092.pdf,  n2195.doc L2/00-098
    1F23B 9.0  

    Documentation refers to  ISO Working Group and Unicode proposals

    A number of documents have been submitted to the Unicode Technical Committee and WG2:

    2000-03-15 Rationale for non-Kanji characters proposed by JCS committee — Japan NB ( WG2 N2092,  WG2 N2195.doc ,  L2/00-098)

    2000-09-20 Ad hoc Report on Japan feedback N2257 and N2258 — T. K. Sato, Michael Everson, Ken Whistler, Asmus Freytag (WG2 N2278,  L2/00-342)

    2004-05-12 Hiragana_or_Katakana value of Script property should die — John Cowan ( L2/04-160)

    2004-06-17 Katakana_Or_Hiragana and UTR#29 — Mark Davis ( L2/04-152)

    2009-02-15 A proposal for encoding the hentaigana characters — Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven ( WG2 N3698,  L2/09-099)

    2011-06-01 Notes on hentaigana — Japan NB ( WG2 N4091,  WG2 N4091.doc,  L2/11-229)

    2015-07-22 Request for Comments on HENTAIGANA proposal (WG2 N4670; with repertoire attached) — Japan N.B. / Tetsuji Orita ( L2/15-193)

    2015-09-18 Proposal of Japanese HENTAIGANA — Japan N.B. ( L2/15-239)

    2015-10-31 Hentaigana List after Matsue discussion — Shuichi Tashiro ( L2/15-300)

    2015-11-03 About the inclusion of standardized codepoints for Hentaigana — Tomokazu Takada, et al ( L2/15-316)

    2015-11-04 About the inclusion of standardized codepoints for Hentaigana (also XLSX sheet) — Tsutomu Yada ( L2/15-318)

    2015-12-09 Revised Proposal of HENTAIGANA (replaces L2/15-193; with repertoire attached; see also spreadsheet) — Japan N.B. / Tetsuji Orita ( L2/15-343)

    UTC #147 Minutes ( L2/16-121) (See C.3 for decision and action items)

    2015-12-09 Hentaigana proposal — Nicolas Tranter ( L2/15-334)

    2015-12-16 Hentaigana Comment Document — Ken Lunde ( L2/16-053)

    UTC #147 Minutes ( L2/16-121) (See C.3 for decision and action items)

    2016-01-26 Hentaigana Unification Candidates — Ken Lunde ( L2/16-040)

    2016-04-28 Status of hentaigana proposal — Ken Lunde ( L2/16-085)

    UTC #147 Minutes ( L2/16-121) (See C.3 for decision and action items)

    2016-05-10 Proposal for Japanese vowels with the voiced sound mark as named sequences — Hiroyuki Komatsu ( L2/16-133)

    UTC #147 Minutes ( L2/16-121) (See B.15.5 for decision and action items)

    2016-06-20 Revised Proposal of Hentaigana (with associated spreadsheet) — Japan N.B. ( L2/16-188)

    Recommendations to UTC #148 August 2016 on Script Proposals — Deborah Anderson, Ken Whistler, Rick McGowan, Roozbeh Pournader, Andrew Glass, Laurentiu Iancu, and Lisa Moore ( L2/16-216) (See section 6a for recommendations)

    UTC #148 Minutes ( L2/16-203) (See C.3.1 for decision and action items)

    2016-06-20 Proposal to add a new character name alias to U+1B001 — Japan N.B. ( L2/16-189)

    Recommendations to UTC #148 August 2016 on Script Proposals — Deborah Anderson, Ken Whistler, Rick McGowan, Roozbeh Pournader, Andrew Glass, Laurentiu Iancu, and Lisa Moore ( L2/16-216) (See section 6b for recommendations)

    UTC #148 Minutes ( L2/16-203) (See B.15.2 for decision and action items)

    ContributorScriptSource Staff

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