Yo (kana)

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yo
transliteration yo
hiragana origin
katakana origin

, in hiragana, or in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, each of which represents one mora. The hiragana is made in two strokes, while the katakana in three. Both represent [jo].

When small and preceded by an -i kana, this kana represents not a separate sound but a modification of that of another (see yōon)

Forms Rōmaji Hiragana Katakana
Normal y-
(や行 ya-gyō)
yo
you
yoo
, yoh
よう, よぅ
よお, よぉ
よー
ヨウ, ヨゥ
ヨオ, ヨォ
ヨー

Stroke order[edit]

Stroke order in writing よ
Stroke order in writing ヨ

Other representations[edit]

Character
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER YO KATAKANA LETTER YO HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER YO
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 12424 U+3088 12520 U+30E8 65430 U+FF96
UTF-8 227 130 136 E3 82 88 227 131 168 E3 83 A8 239 190 150 EF BE 96
Numeric character reference よ よ ヨ ヨ ヨ ヨ
Shift JIS 130 230 82 E6 131 136 83 88 214 D6
  • Braille
Character
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER SMALL YO KATAKANA LETTER SMALL YO HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER SMALL YO
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 12423 U+3087 12519 U+30E7 65390 U+FF6E
UTF-8 227 130 135 E3 82 87 227 131 167 E3 83 A7 239 189 174 EF BD AE
Numeric character reference ょ ょ ョ ョ ョ ョ
Shift JIS 130 229 82 E5 131 135 83 87 174 AE
よ / ヨ in Japanese Braille
よ / ヨ
yo
よう / ヨー
⠜ (braille pattern dots-345) ⠜ (braille pattern dots-345) ⠒ (braille pattern dots-25)

Japanese Semaphore Basic Stroke 8.svg Japanese Semaphore Basic Stroke 6.svg

See also[edit]