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Glyph for U+30C5
Source: Noto CJK

U+30C5 Katakana Letter Du

U+30C5 was added in Unicode version 1.1 in 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 character is also known as ZU (not unique).

The glyph is a canonical composition of the glyphs Glyph for U+30C4 Katakana Letter Tu, Glyph for U+3099 Combining Katakana-Hiragana Voiced Sound Mark. Its East Asian Width is wide. In bidirectional text it is written from left to right. When changing direction it is not mirrored. This katakana joins with other adjacent katakana to form a word. U+30C5 offers a line break opportunity at its position, except in some numeric contexts.

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 83 85
UTF-16 30 C5
UTF-32 00 00 30 C5
URL-Quoted %E3%83%85
HTML hex reference ヅ
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ヅ
alias ZU (not unique)
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) AB C5
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) A5 C5
Adobe Glyph List dukatakana
digraph Du


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1 (1993)
Unicode Name (na) KATAKANA LETTER DU
Unicode 1 Name (na1)
Block (blk) Katakana
General Category (gc) Other Letter
Script (sc) Katakana
Bidirectional Category (bc) Left To Right
Combining Class (ccc) Not Reordered
Decomposition Type (dt) canonical
Decomposition Mapping (dm) Glyph for U+30C4 Katakana Letter Tu Glyph for U+3099 Combining Katakana-Hiragana Voiced Sound Mark
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) Glyph for U+30C5 Katakana Letter Du
Lowercase Mapping (lc) Glyph for U+30C5 Katakana Letter Du
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) Glyph for U+30C5 Katakana Letter Du
Uppercase Mapping (uc) Glyph for U+30C5 Katakana Letter Du
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) Glyph for U+30C5 Katakana Letter Du
Titlecase Mapping (tc) Glyph for U+30C5 Katakana Letter Du
Case Folding (cf) Glyph for U+30C5 Katakana Letter Du
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Composition Exclusion (CE)
Case Ignorable (CI)
Changes When Casefolded (CWCF)
Changes When Casemapped (CWCM)
Changes When NFKC Casefolded (CWKCF)
Changes When Lowercased (CWL)
Changes When Titlecased (CWT)
Changes When Uppercased (CWU)
Cased (Cased)
Full Composition Exclusion (Comp_Ex)
Default Ignorable Code Point (DI)
Dash (Dash)
Deprecated (Dep)
Diacritic (Dia)
Emoji Modifier Base (EBase)
Emoji Component (EComp)
Emoji Modifier (EMod)
Emoji Presentation (EPres)
Emoji (Emoji)
Extender (Ext)
Extended Pictographic (ExtPict)
FC NFKC Closure (FC_NFKC) Glyph for U+30C5 Katakana Letter Du
Grapheme Cluster Break (GCB) Any
Grapheme Base (Gr_Base)
Grapheme Extend (Gr_Ext)
Grapheme Link (Gr_Link)
Hex Digit (Hex)
Hyphen (Hyphen)
ID Continue (IDC)
ID Start (IDS)
IDS Binary Operator (IDSB)
IDS Trinary Operator and (IDST)
ID_Compat_Math_Continue (ID_Compat_Math_Continue) 0
ID_Compat_Math_Start (ID_Compat_Math_Start) 0
Ideographic (Ideo)
InCB (InCB) None
Indic Mantra Category (InMC)
Indic Positional Category (InPC) NA
Indic Syllabic Category (InSC) Other
Jamo Short Name (JSN)
Join Control (Join_C)
Logical Order Exception (LOE)
Math (Math)
Noncharacter Code Point (NChar)
NFC Quick Check (NFC_QC) Yes
NFD Quick Check (NFD_QC) No
NFKC Casefold (NFKC_CF) Glyph for U+30C5 Katakana Letter Du
NFKC Quick Check (NFKC_QC) Yes
NFKC_SCF (NFKC_SCF) Glyph for U+30C5 Katakana Letter Du
NFKD Quick Check (NFKD_QC) No
Other Alphabetic (OAlpha)
Other Default Ignorable Code Point (ODI)
Other Grapheme Extend (OGr_Ext)
Other ID Continue (OIDC)
Other ID Start (OIDS)
Other Lowercase (OLower)
Other Math (OMath)
Other Uppercase (OUpper)
Prepended Concatenation Mark (PCM)
Pattern Syntax (Pat_Syn)
Pattern White Space (Pat_WS)
Quotation Mark (QMark)
Regional Indicator (RI)
Radical (Radical)
Sentence Break (SB) Other Letter
Soft Dotted (SD)
Sentence Terminal (STerm)
Terminal Punctuation (Term)
Unified Ideograph (UIdeo)
Variation Selector (VS)
Word Break (WB) Katakana
White Space (WSpace)
XID Continue (XIDC)
XID Start (XIDS)
Expands On NFC (XO_NFC)
Expands On NFD (XO_NFD)
Expands On NFKC (XO_NFKC)
Expands On NFKD (XO_NFKD)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) Glyph for U+30C5 Katakana Letter Du
Bidi Paired Bracket Type (bpt) None
East Asian Width (ea) wide
Hangul Syllable Type (hst) Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment (isc)
Joining Group (jg) No_Joining_Group
Joining Type (jt) Non Joining
Line Break (lb) Ideographic
Numeric Type (nt) none
Numeric Value (nv) not a number
Simple Case Folding (scf) Glyph for U+30C5 Katakana Letter Du
Script Extension (scx)
Vertical Orientation (vo) U