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Glyph for U+30AB
Source: Noto CJK

U+30AB Katakana Letter Ka

U+30AB 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. The glyph can, under circumstances, be confused with 1 other glyphs. In text U+30AB 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:

Ka (hiragana: か, katakana: カ) is one of the Japanese kana, which each represent one mora. Both represent [ka]. The shapes of these kana both originate from 加.

The character can be combined with a dakuten, to form が in hiragana, ガ in katakana and ga in Hepburn romanization. The phonetic value of the modified character is [ɡa] in initial positions and varying between [ŋa] and [ɣa] in the middle of words.

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

か is the most commonly used interrogatory particle. It is also sometimes used to delimit choices.

が is a Japanese case marker, as well as a conjunctive particle. It is used to denote the focus of attention in a sentence, especially to the grammatical subject.


System Representation
UTF-8 E3 82 AB
UTF-16 30 AB
UTF-32 00 00 30 AB
URL-Quoted %E3%82%AB
HTML hex reference カ
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ã‚«
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) AB AB
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) A5 AB
Adobe Glyph List kakatakana
digraph Ka

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Complete Record

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+30AB Katakana Letter Ka
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+30AB Katakana Letter Ka
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+30AB Katakana Letter Ka
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+30AB Katakana Letter Ka
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+30AB Katakana Letter Ka
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+30AB Katakana Letter Ka
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+30AB Katakana Letter Ka
Case Folding Glyph for U+30AB Katakana Letter Ka
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+30AB Katakana Letter Ka
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+30AB Katakana Letter Ka
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+30AB Katakana Letter Ka
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+30AB Katakana Letter Ka
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation U