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Glyph for U+304F
Source: Noto CJK

U+304F Hiragana Letter Ku

U+304F was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block U+3040 to U+309F Hiragana in the U+0000 to U+FFFF Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Other Letter and is mainly used in the Hiragana script.

The glyph is not a composition. It has a Wide East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Left To Right and is not mirrored. The glyph can, under circumstances, be confused with 1 other glyphs. In text U+304F behaves as Ideographic regarding line breaks. It has type Other Letter for sentence and Other for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

, in hiragana or in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, which each represent one mora. Both represent [kɯ] and their shapes come from the kanji 久.

This kana may have a dakuten added, transforming it into in hiragana, in katakana and gu in Hepburn romanization. The dakuten's addition also changes the sound of the syllable represented, to [ɡɯ] in initial positions and varying between [ŋɯ] and [ɣɯ] in the middle of words.

A handakuten (゜) does not occur with ku in normal Japanese text, but it may be used by linguists to indicate a nasal pronunciation [ŋɯ].

In the Ainu language, the katakana ク can be written as small ㇰ, representing a final k sound as in アイヌイタㇰ Ainu itak (Ainu language). This was developed along with other extended katakana to represent sounds in Ainu that are not found in standard Japanese katakana.


System Representation
UTF-8 E3 81 8F
UTF-16 30 4F
UTF-32 00 00 30 4F
URL-Quoted %E3%81%8F
HTML hex reference く
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake く
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) AA AF
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) A4 AF
Adobe Glyph List kuhiragana
digraph ku

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Complete Record

Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode 1 Name
Block Hiragana
General Category Other Letter
Script Hiragana
Bidirectional Category Left To Right
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+304F Hiragana Letter Ku
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+304F Hiragana Letter Ku
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+304F Hiragana Letter Ku
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+304F Hiragana Letter Ku
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+304F Hiragana Letter Ku
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+304F Hiragana Letter Ku
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+304F Hiragana Letter Ku
Case Folding Glyph for U+304F Hiragana Letter Ku
ASCII Hex Digit
Bidi Control
Bidi Mirrored
Composition Exclusion
Case Ignorable
Changes When Casefolded
Changes When Casemapped
Changes When NFKC Casefolded
Changes When Lowercased
Changes When Titlecased
Changes When Uppercased
Full Composition Exclusion
Default Ignorable Code Point
Emoji Modifier Base
Emoji Component
Emoji Modifier
Emoji Presentation
Extended Pictographic
FC NFKC Closure Glyph for U+304F Hiragana Letter Ku
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
ID Continue
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
Indic Mantra Category
Indic Positional Category NA
Indic Syllabic Category Other
Jamo Short Name
Join Control
Logical Order Exception
Noncharacter Code Point
NFC Quick Check Yes
NFD Quick Check Yes
NFKC Casefold Glyph for U+304F Hiragana Letter Ku
NFKC Quick Check Yes
NFKD Quick Check Yes
Other Alphabetic
Other Default Ignorable Code Point
Other Grapheme Extend
Other ID Continue
Other ID Start
Other Lowercase
Other Math
Other Uppercase
Prepended Concatenation Mark
Pattern Syntax
Pattern White Space
Quotation Mark
Regional Indicator
Sentence Break Other Letter
Soft Dotted
Sentence Terminal
Terminal Punctuation
Unified Ideograph
Variation Selector
Word Break Other
White Space
XID Continue
XID Start
Expands On NFC
Expands On NFD
Expands On NFKC
Expands On NFKD
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+304F Hiragana Letter Ku
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
East Asian Width Wide
Hangul Syllable Type Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment
Joining Group No_Joining_Group
Joining Type Non Joining
Line Break Ideographic
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+304F Hiragana Letter Ku
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation U