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Glyph for U+30E7
Source: Noto CJK

U+30E7 Katakana Letter Small Yo

U+30E7 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+30E7 behaves as Conditional Japanese Starter 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:

The yō-on (Japanese: 拗音 (ようおん)), also written as yōon, is a feature of the Japanese language in which a mora is formed with an added [j] sound, i.e., palatalized, or (more rarely in the modern language) with an added [w] sound, i.e. labialized.

Yōon are represented in hiragana using a kana ending in i, such as き (ki), plus a smaller version of one of the three y kana, ya, yu or yo. For example, kyō, "today" (今日), is written きょう [kʲoo], using a small version of the yo kana, よ. Contrast this with kiyō, "skillful" (器用), which is written きよう [kijoo], with a full-sized yo kana. In historical kana orthography, yōon were not distinguished with the smaller kana, and had to be determined by context.

In earlier stages of Japanese, and in certain dialects, yōon can also be formed with the kana wa, wi, we, and wo; for example, くゎ/クヮ kwa, く/ク kwi, く/ク kwe, く/ク kwo. Although obsolete in modern Japanese, kwa and kwi can still be found in several of the Ryukyuan languages today (e.g. Okinawan), while kwe is formed with the digraph くぇ. Instead of the kana き, these are formed with the kana for ku, く/ク.

Representations

System Representation
12519
UTF-8 E3 83 A7
UTF-16 30 E7
UTF-32 00 00 30 E7
URL-Quoted %E3%83%A7
HTML hex reference ョ
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ョ
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) AB E7
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) A5 E7
Adobe Glyph List yosmallkatakana
digraph YO

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Complete Record

Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode Name KATAKANA LETTER SMALL YO
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+30E7 Katakana Letter Small Yo
Lowercase
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+30E7 Katakana Letter Small Yo
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+30E7 Katakana Letter Small Yo
Uppercase
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+30E7 Katakana Letter Small Yo
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+30E7 Katakana Letter Small Yo
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+30E7 Katakana Letter Small Yo
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+30E7 Katakana Letter Small Yo
Case Folding Glyph for U+30E7 Katakana Letter Small Yo
ASCII Hex Digit
Alphabetic
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
Cased
Full Composition Exclusion
Default Ignorable Code Point
Dash
Deprecated
Diacritic
Emoji Modifier Base
Emoji Component
Emoji Modifier
Emoji Presentation
Emoji
Extender
Extended Pictographic
FC NFKC Closure Glyph for U+30E7 Katakana Letter Small Yo
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
Hyphen
ID Continue
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
IDSU 0
ID_Compat_Math_Continue 0
ID_Compat_Math_Start 0
Ideographic
InCB None
Indic Mantra Category
Indic Positional Category NA
Indic Syllabic Category Other
Jamo Short Name
Join Control
Logical Order Exception
Math
Noncharacter Code Point
NFC Quick Check Yes
NFD Quick Check Yes
NFKC Casefold Glyph for U+30E7 Katakana Letter Small Yo
NFKC Quick Check Yes
NFKC_SCF Glyph for U+30E7 Katakana Letter Small Yo
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
Radical
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+30E7 Katakana Letter Small Yo
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 Conditional Japanese Starter
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+30E7 Katakana Letter Small Yo
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation Tu