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Glyph for U+30D5
Source: Noto CJK

U+30D5 Katakana Letter Hu

U+30D5 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 character is also known as FU.

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+30D5 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:

, in hiragana, or in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, each of which represents one mora. The hiragana is made in four strokes, while the katakana in one. It represents the phoneme /hɯ/, although for phonological reasons (general scheme for [h] group, whose only phonologic survivor to [f] remaining is ふ: b<-p<--f-->h), the actual pronunciation is [ɸɯ] (listen), which is why it is romanized fu in Hepburn romanization instead of hu (Korean 후 /hu/ creates the same phonetic effect as lips are projected when pronouncing "u"). Written with a dakuten (ぶ, ブ), they both represent a "bu" sound, and written with handakuten (ぷ, プ) they both represent a "pu" sound.

The katakana フ is frequently combined with other vowels to represent sounds in foreign words. For example, the word "file" is written in Japanese as ファイル (fairu), with ファ representing a non-native sound, fa.

In certain Okinawan writing systems, ふ/フ can be written as ふぁ, ふぃ, ふぇ to make both fa, fi, and fe sounds as well as representing the sounds hwa, hwi, and hwe. In the Ryukyu University system, fa/hwa is written using the wa kana instead, ふゎ/フヮ. In the Ainu language the katakana with a handakuten プ can be written as a small ㇷ゚ to represent a final p sound. In the Sakhalin dialect, フ without a handakuten can be written as small ㇷ to represent a final h sound after an u sound (ウㇷ uh).


System Representation
UTF-8 E3 83 95
UTF-16 30 D5
UTF-32 00 00 30 D5
URL-Quoted %E3%83%95
HTML hex reference &#x30D5;
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake フ
alias FU
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) AB D5
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) A5 D5
Adobe Glyph List hukatakana
digraph Hu

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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+30D5 Katakana Letter Hu
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+30D5 Katakana Letter Hu
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+30D5 Katakana Letter Hu
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+30D5 Katakana Letter Hu
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+30D5 Katakana Letter Hu
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+30D5 Katakana Letter Hu
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+30D5 Katakana Letter Hu
Case Folding Glyph for U+30D5 Katakana Letter Hu
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+30D5 Katakana Letter Hu
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+30D5 Katakana Letter Hu
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+30D5 Katakana Letter Hu
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+30D5 Katakana Letter Hu
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation U