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Glyph for U+30A6
Source: Noto CJK

U+30A6 Katakana Letter U

U+30A6 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block U+30A0 to U+30FF Katakana in the U+0000 to U+FFFF Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Other Letter and is mainly used in the Katakana 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. In text U+30A6 behaves as Ideographic regarding line breaks. It has type Other Letter for sentence and Katakana for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

U ( in hiragana or in katakana) is one of the Japanese kana, each of which represents one mora. In the modern Japanese system of alphabetical order, they occupy the third place in the modern Gojūon (五十音) system of collating kana. In the Iroha, they occupied the 24th position, between む and ゐ. In the Gojūon chart (ordered by columns, from right to left), う lies in the first column (あ行, "column A") and the third row (う段, "row U"). Both represent the sound [ɯ]. In the Ainu language, the small katakana ゥ represents a diphthong, and is written as w in the Latin alphabet.

The hiragana form with dakuten, ゔ, representing the sound "v", is rarely seen on older words, since the sound does not occur in native Japanese words. However, it is becoming more common with Western influences.


System Representation
UTF-8 E3 82 A6
UTF-16 30 A6
UTF-32 00 00 30 A6
URL-Quoted %E3%82%A6
HTML hex reference ウ
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ウ
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) AB A6
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) A5 A6
Adobe Glyph List ukatakana
digraph U6

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Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode 1 Name
Block Katakana
General Category Other Letter
Script Katakana
Bidirectional Category Left To Right
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+30A6 Katakana Letter U
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+30A6 Katakana Letter U
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+30A6 Katakana Letter U
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+30A6 Katakana Letter U
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+30A6 Katakana Letter U
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+30A6 Katakana Letter U
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+30A6 Katakana Letter U
Case Folding Glyph for U+30A6 Katakana Letter U
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+30A6 Katakana Letter U
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+30A6 Katakana Letter U
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 Katakana
White Space
XID Continue
XID Start
Expands On NFC
Expands On NFD
Expands On NFKC
Expands On NFKD
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+30A6 Katakana Letter U
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+30A6 Katakana Letter U
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation U