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Hiragana is a
Unicode blockA Unicode block is one of several contiguous ranges of numeric character codes ( code points) of the Unicode Unicode is an information technology Technical standard, standard for the consistent character encoding, encoding, representation, and h ...
containing
hiragana 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
Japanese language
Japanese language
.


Block


History

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


See also

* Enclosed Ideographic Supplement (Unicode block) has one hiragana character: U+1F200 * Kana Supplement (Unicode block) has 1 obsolete
katakana is a Japan , image_flag = Flag of Japan.svg , alt_flag = Centered deep red circle on a white rectangle , image_coat = Imperial Seal of Japan.svg , alt_coat = Golde ...
and 255
hentaigana 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 ...
characters * Kana Extended-A (Unicode block) continues with additional 31 hentaigana characters * Small Kana Extension (Unicode block)


References

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