U+32E1 CIRCLED KATAKANA TU

U+32E1 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block Enclosed CJK Letters and Months in the Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Other Symbol and is mainly used in the Katakana script.

The glyph is a Circle composition of the glyphs ツ. It has a Wide East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Left To Right and is not mirrored. In text U+32E1 behaves as Ideographic regarding line breaks. It has type Other 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. Both are phonemically /tu͍/ although for phonological reasons, the actual pronunciation is [t͡su͍].

The sokuon, which are used mainly to indicate consonant gemination, are identical but somewhat smaller.

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 is becoming increasingly popular as an emoticon in the Western world due to its resemblance to a smiling face, thus this ㋡ variant was created. The small kana っ/ッ is also commonly used at the end of lines of dialogue in fictional works as a symbol for a glottal stop.

  • ヅァ, ヅェ and ヅォ are used in gairaigos, these pronunciation are not same as ズァ(zwa), ズェ(zwe) and ズォ(zwo).

Representations

System Representation
13025
UTF-8 E3 8B A1
UTF-16 32 E1
UTF-32 00 00 32 E1
URL-Quoted %E3%8B%A1
HTML-Escape ㋡
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ㋡

Elsewhere

Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) CIRCLED KATAKANA TU
Unicode 1 Name (na1)
Block (blk) Enclosed_CJK
General Category (gc) Other Symbol
Script (sc) Katakana
Bidirectional Category (bc) Left To Right
Combining Class (ccc) Not Reordered
Decomposition Type (dt) Circle
Decomposition Mapping (dm) ツ
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) ㋡
Lowercase Mapping (lc) ㋡
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) ㋡
Uppercase Mapping (uc) ㋡
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) ㋡
Titlecase Mapping (tc) ㋡
Case Folding (cf) ㋡
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) ㋡
Bidi Paired Bracket Type (bpt) None
Cased (Cased)
Composition Exclusion (CE)
Case Ignorable (CI)
Full Composition Exclusion (Comp_Ex)
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)
Dash (Dash)
Deprecated (Dep)
Default Ignorable Code Point (DI)
Diacritic (Dia)
East Asian Width (ea) Wide
Extender (Ext)
FC NFKC Closure (FC_NFKC) ㋡
Grapheme Cluster Break (GCB) Any
Grapheme Base (Gr_Base)
Grapheme Extend (Gr_Ext)
Hex Digit (Hex)
Hangul Syllable Type (hst) Not Applicable
Hyphen (Hyphen)
ID Continue (IDC)
Ideographic (Ideo)
ID Start (IDS)
IDS Binary Operator (IDSB)
IDS Trinary Operator and (IDST)
InMC (InMC)
Indic Positional Category (InPC) NA
Indic Syllabic Category (InSC) Other
ISO 10646 Comment (isc)
Joining Group (jg) No_Joining_Group
Join Control (Join_C)
Jamo Short Name (JSN)
Joining Type (jt) Non Joining
Line Break (lb) Ideographic
Logical Order Exception (LOE)
Math (Math)
Noncharacter Code Point (NChar)
NFC Quick Check (NFC_QC) Yes
NFD Quick Check (NFD_QC) Yes
NFKC Casefold (NFKC_CF) ツ
NFKC Quick Check (NFKC_QC) No
NFKD Quick Check (NFKD_QC) No
Numeric Type (nt) None
Numeric Value (nv) NaN
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)
Pattern Syntax (Pat_Syn)
Pattern White Space (Pat_WS)
Quotation Mark (QMark)
Radical (Radical)
Sentence Break (SB) Other
Simple Case Folding (scf) ㋡
Script Extension (scx) Katakana
Soft Dotted (SD)
STerm (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)