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Katakana is a
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katakana is a Japanese syllabary, one component of the Japanese writing system along with hiragana, kanji and in some cases the Latin script (known as rĊmaji). The word ''katakana'' means "fragmentary kana", as the katakana characters are derived fro ...
characters for the Japanese and Ainu languages.


Block


History

The following Unicode-related documents record the purpose and process of defining specific characters in the Katakana block:


See also

* Katakana Phonetic Extensions (Unicode block) * Kana Extended-A (Unicode block) * Kana Extended-B (Unicode block) * Kana Supplement (Unicode block) * Small Kana Extension (Unicode block) *
Hiragana (Unicode block) Hiragana is a Unicode block A Unicode block is one of several contiguous ranges of numeric character codes (code point In character encoding terminology, a code point or code position is any of the numerical values that make up the ''codespace' ...
* CJK Compatibility (Unicode block) * Enclosed CJK Letters and Months (Unicode block) *
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms (Unicode block) Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms is the name of a Unicode block A Unicode block is one of several contiguous ranges of numeric character codes (code point In character encoding terminology, a code point or code position is any of the numerical val ...


References

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