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Glyph for U+30F3
Source: Noto CJK

U+30F3 Katakana Letter N

U+30F3 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+30F3 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, which each represent one mora. ん is the only kana that does not end in a vowel sound (although in certain cases the vowel ending of kana, such as す, is unpronounced). The kana for mu, む/ム, was originally used for the n sound as well, while ん was originally a hentaigana used for both n and mu. In the 1900 Japanese script reforms, hentaigana were officially declared obsolete and ん was officially declared a kana to represent the n sound.

In addition to being the only kana not ending with a vowel sound, it is also the only kana that does not begin any words in standard Japanese (other than foreign loan words such as "Ngorongoro", which is transcribed as ンゴロンゴロ) (see Shiritori). Some regional dialects of Japanese feature words beginning with ん, as do the Ryukyuan languages (which are usually written in the Japanese writing system), in which words starting with ン are common, such as the Okinawan word for miso, nnsu (transcribed as ンース). In the Ainu language, ン is interchangeable with the small katakana ㇴ as a final n.

The kana is followed by an apostrophe in some systems of transliteration whenever it precedes a vowel or a y- kana, so as to prevent confusion with other kana. However, like every other kana besides yōon, it represents an entire mora, so its pronunciation is, in practice, as close to "nn" as "n". The pronunciation can also change depending on what sounds surround it. These are a few of the ways it can change:

  • [n] (before n, t, d, r, ts, z, ch and j )
  • [m] (before m, p and b )
  • [ŋ] (before k and g)
  • [ɴ] (at the end of utterances)
  • [ũ͍] (before vowels, palatal approximants (y), consonants h, f, s, sh and w)
  • [ĩ] (after the vowel i if another vowel, palatal approximant or consonant f, s, sh, h or w follows.)

Representations

System Representation
12531
UTF-8 E3 83 B3
UTF-16 30 F3
UTF-32 00 00 30 F3
URL-Quoted %E3%83%B3
HTML hex reference ン
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ン
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) AB F3
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) A5 F3
Adobe Glyph List nkatakana
digraph N6

Related Characters

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Complete Record

Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode Name KATAKANA LETTER N
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+30F3 Katakana Letter N
Lowercase
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+30F3 Katakana Letter N
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+30F3 Katakana Letter N
Uppercase
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+30F3 Katakana Letter N
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+30F3 Katakana Letter N
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+30F3 Katakana Letter N
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+30F3 Katakana Letter N
Case Folding Glyph for U+30F3 Katakana Letter N
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+30F3 Katakana Letter N
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
Hyphen
ID Continue
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
Ideographic
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+30F3 Katakana Letter N
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
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+30F3 Katakana Letter N
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+30F3 Katakana Letter N
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation U