The Katakana Phonetic Extensions range was introduced with version 3.2 of the Unicode Standard, and is located in Plane 0, the Basic Multilingual Plane. The characters in this range are used for transcribing Ainu and other languages in Japan, and are used in addition to the characters in the main Katakana range.
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, CN-Arial, Code2000, HAN NOM A, HanaMin Regular, Sun-ExtA and YOzFontN; and in the Macintosh OS X Unicode fonts Hiragino Kaku Gothic Pro, Hiragino Maru Gothic Pro, Hiragino Mincho Pro, MS Gothic, MS Mincho, MS PGothic and MS PMincho.
To see exactly which characters are included in a particular font, you can use a utility such as Andrew West’s BabelMap, 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/U31F0.pdf.
|ㇰ||12784||ㇰ||31F0||KATAKANA LETTER SMALL KU|
|ㇱ||12785||ㇱ||31F1||KATAKANA LETTER SMALL SI|
|ㇲ||12786||ㇲ||31F2||KATAKANA LETTER SMALL SU|
|ㇳ||12787||ㇳ||31F3||KATAKANA LETTER SMALL TO|
|ㇴ||12788||ㇴ||31F4||KATAKANA LETTER SMALL NU|
|ㇵ||12789||ㇵ||31F5||KATAKANA LETTER SMALL HA|
|ㇶ||12790||ㇶ||31F6||KATAKANA LETTER SMALL HI|
|ㇷ||12791||ㇷ||31F7||KATAKANA LETTER SMALL HU|
|ㇸ||12792||ㇸ||31F8||KATAKANA LETTER SMALL HE|
|ㇹ||12793||ㇹ||31F9||KATAKANA LETTER SMALL HO|
|ㇺ||12794||ㇺ||31FA||KATAKANA LETTER SMALL MU|
|ㇻ||12795||ㇻ||31FB||KATAKANA LETTER SMALL RA|
|ㇼ||12796||ㇼ||31FC||KATAKANA LETTER SMALL RI|
|ㇽ||12797||ㇽ||31FD||KATAKANA LETTER SMALL RU|
|ㇾ||12798||ㇾ||31FE||KATAKANA LETTER SMALL RE|
|ㇿ||12799||ㇿ||31FF||KATAKANA LETTER SMALL RO|
Copyright © 2002–2010 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 21st April 2002 Last updated 7th November 2010
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