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Hiragana

U+3040 – U+309F   (12352–12447)

Hiragana is a cursive kana (Japanese syllabic writing system), used in modern Japanese mainly for grammatical morphemes. Another kana, Katakana, is used mainly for foreign words and for emphasis. Historical characters can be found in the Kana Supplement range. You can find some real (non-Unicode) Japanese text to try at http://www.microsoft.com/japan/, Asahi.com and http://www.apple.co.jp/. You can see some Unicode Japanese on the What is Unicode? in Japanese page.

Users of Internet Explorer 5 for Windows can choose to install updates for viewing Japanese Web pages and to provide a Japanese interface and a Japanese IME.

Users of Macintosh computers running Mac OS 9 can install an Apple Language Kit for Japanese, which includes an IME.

The characters that appear in the first column of the following table depend on the browser that you are using, the fonts installed on your computer, and the browser options you have chosen that determine the fonts used to display particular character sets, encodings or languages.

You can find some or all of the characters in this range in the Windows Unicode fonts ALPHABETUM Unicode, AR PL ShanHeiSun Uni, AR PL ZenKai Uni, Arial Unicode MS, BabelStone Han, Baekmuk Batang, Baekmuk Dotum, Baekmuk Gulim, Baekmuk Headline, Batang, BatangChe, Bitstream CyberBit, Bitstream CyberCJK, Caslon, Chrysanthi Unicode, Code2000, Free Idg Serif, Gulim Che, Gungsuh, GungsuhChe, HAN NOM A, HanaMin Regular, HY Shin Myeongjo Std Acro, Kochi Gothic, Kochi Mincho, Kozuka Mincho Pro Acro, Malgun Gothic, Ming(for ISO10646), MingLiU, MingLiU_HKSCS, MS Gothic, MS Hei, MS Mincho, MS PGothic, MS PMincho, MS Song, MS UI Gothic, MSung Std Acro, New Gulim, NSimSun, NSimSun-18030, PMingLiU, Roman Unicode, Sazanami Gothic, Sazanami Mincho, SimHei, SimSun, SimSun-18030, STSong Std Acro, Summersby, Sun-ExtA, TITUS Cyberbit Basic, TSC JSong S TT, UnBatang, WenQuanYi Zen Hei, WenQuanYi Zen Hei Mono, and YOzFontN; in the Macintosh OS 9 Unicode fonts AppleGothic, AppleMyungjo, Beijing, ChuGothic, Fang Song, Gungseouche, Hei, HeiseiKakuGothic, HeiseiMincho, Kai, Osaka, Osaka-Mono, Pilgiche, SaiMincho, Seoul and Song; and in the Macintosh OS X Unicode fonts AppleGothic, AppleMyungjo, Batang, Beijing, Fang Song, #GothicMedium, Gulim, #GungSeo, Hangang, Hei, Hiragino Kaku Gothic Pro, Hiragino Kaku Gothic Std, Hiragino Maru Gothic Pro, Hiragino Mincho Pro, Kai, MS Gothic, MS Mincho, MS PGothic, MS PMincho, #MyungjoNeue, Osaka, Osaka-Mono, #PCMyungjo, #PilGi, PMingLiU, Seoul, SimSun, Song, STFangsong, STHeiti, STKaiti, STSong and #TaeGraphic.

To see exactly which characters are included in a particular font, you can use a utility such as Andrew West’s BabelMap, Apple’s TrueEdit, or WunderMoosen’s FontChecker.

If you are not familiar with the characters, you can check the characters displayed here with the graphical display at http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U3040.pdf.

Character
(decimal)
DecimalCharacter
(hex)
HexName
123533041HIRAGANA LETTER SMALL A
123543042HIRAGANA LETTER A
123553043HIRAGANA LETTER SMALL I
123563044HIRAGANA LETTER I
123573045HIRAGANA LETTER SMALL U
123583046HIRAGANA LETTER U
123593047HIRAGANA LETTER SMALL E
123603048HIRAGANA LETTER E
123613049HIRAGANA LETTER SMALL O
12362304AHIRAGANA LETTER O
12363304BHIRAGANA LETTER KA
12364304CHIRAGANA LETTER GA
12365304DHIRAGANA LETTER KI
12366304EHIRAGANA LETTER GI
12367304FHIRAGANA LETTER KU
123683050HIRAGANA LETTER GU
123693051HIRAGANA LETTER KE
123703052HIRAGANA LETTER GE
123713053HIRAGANA LETTER KO
123723054HIRAGANA LETTER GO
123733055HIRAGANA LETTER SA
123743056HIRAGANA LETTER ZA
123753057HIRAGANA LETTER SI
123763058HIRAGANA LETTER ZI
123773059HIRAGANA LETTER SU
12378305AHIRAGANA LETTER ZU
12379305BHIRAGANA LETTER SE
12380305CHIRAGANA LETTER ZE
12381305DHIRAGANA LETTER SO
12382305EHIRAGANA LETTER ZO
12383305FHIRAGANA LETTER TA
123843060HIRAGANA LETTER DA
123853061HIRAGANA LETTER TI
123863062HIRAGANA LETTER DI
123873063HIRAGANA LETTER SMALL TU
123883064HIRAGANA LETTER TU
123893065HIRAGANA LETTER DU
123903066HIRAGANA LETTER TE
123913067HIRAGANA LETTER DE
123923068HIRAGANA LETTER TO
123933069HIRAGANA LETTER DO
12394306AHIRAGANA LETTER NA
12395306BHIRAGANA LETTER NI
12396306CHIRAGANA LETTER NU
12397306DHIRAGANA LETTER NE
12398306EHIRAGANA LETTER NO
12399306FHIRAGANA LETTER HA
124003070HIRAGANA LETTER BA
124013071HIRAGANA LETTER PA
124023072HIRAGANA LETTER HI
124033073HIRAGANA LETTER BI
124043074HIRAGANA LETTER PI
124053075HIRAGANA LETTER HU
124063076HIRAGANA LETTER BU
124073077HIRAGANA LETTER PU
124083078HIRAGANA LETTER HE
124093079HIRAGANA LETTER BE
12410307AHIRAGANA LETTER PE
12411307BHIRAGANA LETTER HO
12412307CHIRAGANA LETTER BO
12413307DHIRAGANA LETTER PO
12414307EHIRAGANA LETTER MA
12415307FHIRAGANA LETTER MI
124163080HIRAGANA LETTER MU
124173081HIRAGANA LETTER ME
124183082HIRAGANA LETTER MO
124193083HIRAGANA LETTER SMALL YA
124203084HIRAGANA LETTER YA
124213085HIRAGANA LETTER SMALL YU
124223086HIRAGANA LETTER YU
124233087HIRAGANA LETTER SMALL YO
124243088HIRAGANA LETTER YO
124253089HIRAGANA LETTER RA
12426308AHIRAGANA LETTER RI
12427308BHIRAGANA LETTER RU
12428308CHIRAGANA LETTER RE
12429308DHIRAGANA LETTER RO
12430308EHIRAGANA LETTER SMALL WA
12431308FHIRAGANA LETTER WA
124323090HIRAGANA LETTER WI
124333091HIRAGANA LETTER WE
124343092HIRAGANA LETTER WO
124353093HIRAGANA LETTER N
124363094HIRAGANA LETTER VU
124373095HIRAGANA LETTER SMALL KA
124383096HIRAGANA LETTER SMALL KE
っ゙12441っ゙3099COMBINING KATAKANA-HIRAGANA VOICED SOUND MARK (combined with small tu (っ))
っ゚12442っ゚309ACOMBINING KATAKANA-HIRAGANA SEMI-VOICED SOUND MARK (combined with small tu (っ))
12443309BKATAKANA-HIRAGANA VOICED SOUND MARK
12444309CKATAKANA-HIRAGANA SEMI-VOICED SOUND MARK
12445309DHIRAGANA ITERATION MARK
12446309EHIRAGANA VOICED ITERATION MARK
12447309FHIRAGANA DIGRAPH YORI

Copyright © 1999–2010 Alan Wood

The hexadecimal numbers and the character names in the above table are taken from the Unicode 3.2 Character Database, Copyright © 1991–2002 Unicode, Inc., as contained in UnicodeData.txt on the Unicode Web site (http://www.unicode.org/Public/UNIDATA/) in April 2002.

Created 3rd February 1999   Last updated 7th November 2010

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