The Kana Supplement range was introduced with version 6.0.0 of the Unicode Standard, and is located in Plane 1 (the Supplementary Multilingual Plane). Windows XP and later versions support supplementary characters by default. In Windows 2000, you need to enable support for supplementary characters. These characters cannot easily be displayed in earlier versions of Windows.
The Kana Supplement range contains historic Hiragana and Katakana letters.
The characters that appear in the “Character” columns 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 BabelStone Han and HanaMin Regular.
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/U1B000.pdf.
|𛀀||110592||𛀀||1B000||KATAKANA LETTER ARCHAIC E|
|𛀁||110593||𛀁||1B001||HIRAGANA LETTER ARCHAIC YE|
Copyright © 2010 Alan Wood
The hexadecimal numbers and the character names in the above table are taken from the Unicode 6.0.0 Character Database, Copyright © 1991–2010 Unicode, Inc., as contained in UnicodeData.txt on the Unicode Web site (http://www.unicode.org/Public/UNIDATA/) in September 2010.
Created 7th November 2010 Last updated 7th November 2010
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