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Katakana Phonetic Extensions

U+31F0 – U+31FF   (12784–12799)

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.

Character
(decimal)
DecimalCharacter
(hex)
HexName
1278431F0KATAKANA LETTER SMALL KU
1278531F1KATAKANA LETTER SMALL SI
1278631F2KATAKANA LETTER SMALL SU
1278731F3KATAKANA LETTER SMALL TO
1278831F4KATAKANA LETTER SMALL NU
1278931F5KATAKANA LETTER SMALL HA
1279031F6KATAKANA LETTER SMALL HI
1279131F7KATAKANA LETTER SMALL HU
1279231F8KATAKANA LETTER SMALL HE
1279331F9KATAKANA LETTER SMALL HO
1279431FAKATAKANA LETTER SMALL MU
1279531FBKATAKANA LETTER SMALL RA
1279631FCKATAKANA LETTER SMALL RI
1279731FDKATAKANA LETTER SMALL RU
1279831FEKATAKANA LETTER SMALL RE
1279931FFKATAKANA 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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