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Glyph for U+3064
Source: Noto CJK

U+3064 Hiragana Letter Tu

U+3064 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 character is also known as TSU.

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. In text U+3064 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:

Tsu (hiragana: つ, katakana: ツ) is one of the Japanese kana, each of which represents one mora. Both are phonemically /tɯ/, reflected in the Nihon-shiki and Kunrei-shiki romanization tu, although for phonological reasons, the actual pronunciation is [t͡sɯᵝ] , reflected in the Hepburn romanization tsu.

The small kana っ/ッ, known as sokuon, are identical but somewhat smaller. They are mainly used to indicate consonant gemination and commonly used at the end of lines of dialogue in fictional works as a symbol for a glottal stop.

The dakuten forms づ, ヅ, pronounced the same as the dakuten forms of the su kana in most dialects (see yotsugana), are uncommon. They are primarily used for indicating a voiced consonant in the middle of a compound word (see rendaku), and they can never begin a word.

In the Ainu language, it can be written with a handakuten (which can be entered into a computer as either one character (ツ゚) or two combined characters (ツ゜) to represent the sound [tu͍], which is interchangeable with the katakana ト゚.

The katakana form has become popular as an emoticon in the Western world due to its resemblance to a smiling face and as part of a "shrug" emoticon, known alternatively as Shruggie, rendered as:  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ .

  • ヅァ, ヅェ and ヅォ are used in gairaigos; these pronunciations are not same as ズァ (zwa), ズェ (zwe) and ズォ (zwo).


System Representation
UTF-8 E3 81 A4
UTF-16 30 64
UTF-32 00 00 30 64
URL-Quoted %E3%81%A4
HTML hex reference つ
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake つ
alias TSU
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) AA C4
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) A4 C4
Adobe Glyph List tuhiragana
digraph tu

Related Characters


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+3064 Hiragana Letter Tu
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+3064 Hiragana Letter Tu
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+3064 Hiragana Letter Tu
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+3064 Hiragana Letter Tu
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+3064 Hiragana Letter Tu
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+3064 Hiragana Letter Tu
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+3064 Hiragana Letter Tu
Case Folding Glyph for U+3064 Hiragana Letter Tu
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+3064 Hiragana Letter Tu
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
ID Continue
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
ID_Compat_Math_Continue 0
ID_Compat_Math_Start 0
InCB None
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+3064 Hiragana Letter Tu
NFKC Quick Check Yes
NFKC_SCF Glyph for U+3064 Hiragana Letter Tu
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+3064 Hiragana Letter Tu
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+3064 Hiragana Letter Tu
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation U