Hiragana is a
Unicode blockA Unicode block is one of several contiguous ranges of numeric character codes ( code points) of the Unicode
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Also , is a Japanese language, Japanese syllabary, one component of the Japanese writing system, along with ''katakana'', ''kanji'' and in some cases Latin script. It is a phonetic lettering system. The word ''hiragana'' literally means "ordina ...
characters for the
The following Unicode-related documents record the purpose and process of defining specific characters in the Hiragana block:
* Enclosed Ideographic Supplement (Unicode block)
has one hiragana character: U+1F200
* Kana Supplement (Unicode block)
has 1 obsolete
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In the Japanese writing system, are obsolete or nonstandard hiragana. They include both stylistic variants of current hiragana and distinct alternative hiragana characters. Today, with a few exceptions, there is only one hiragana for each of ...
* Kana Extended-A (Unicode block)
continues with additional 31 hentaigana characters
* Small Kana Extension (Unicode block)