Ho (kana)

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ho
transliteration ho
hiragana origin
katakana origin

, in hiragana, or in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, each of which represents one mora. Both are made in four strokes and both represent [ho]. In the Sakhalin dialect of the Ainu language, ホ can be written as small ㇹ to represent a final h sound after an o sound (オㇹ oh).

Form Rōmaji Hiragana Katakana
Normal h-
(ほ行 ha-gyō)
ho
hou
hoo
, hoh
hu
ほう
ほお, ほぉ
ほー
ほぅ
ホウ
ホオ, ホォ
ホー
ホゥ
Addition dakuten b-
(ぼ行 ba-gyō)
bo
bou
boo
, boh
ぼう, ぼぅ
ぼお, ぼぉ
ぼー
ボウ, ボゥ
ボオ, ボォ
ボー
Addition handakuten p-
(ぽ行 pa-gyō)
po
pou
poo
, poh
ぽう, ぽぅ
ぽお, ぽぉ
ぽー
ポウ, ポゥ
ポオ, ポォ
ポー

Stroke order[edit]

Stroke order in writing ほ
Stroke order in writing ホ

Other representations[edit]

Character
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER HO KATAKANA LETTER HO HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER HO KATAKANA LETTER SMALL HO
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 12411 U+307B 12507 U+30DB 65422 U+FF8E 12793 U+31F9
UTF-8 227 129 187 E3 81 BB 227 131 155 E3 83 9B 239 190 142 EF BE 8E 227 135 185 E3 87 B9
Numeric character reference ほ ほ ホ ホ ホ ホ ㇹ ㇹ
Shift JIS 130 217 82 D9 131 122 83 7A 206 CE
Character
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER BO KATAKANA LETTER BO HIRAGANA LETTER PO KATAKANA LETTER PO
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 12412 U+307C 12508 U+30DC 12413 U+307D 12509 U+30DD
UTF-8 227 129 188 E3 81 BC 227 131 156 E3 83 9C 227 129 189 E3 81 BD 227 131 157 E3 83 9D
Numeric character reference ぼ ぼ ボ ボ ぽ ぽ ポ ポ
Shift JIS 130 218 82 DA 131 123 83 7B 130 219 82 DB 131 124 83 7C
  • Braille
ほ / ホ in Japanese Braille
ほ / ホ
ho
ぼ / ボ
bo
ぽ / ポ
po
ほう / ホー
ぼう / ボー
ぽう / ポー
Other kana based on Braille
ひょ / ヒョ
hyo
びょ / ビョ
byo
ぴょ / ピョ
pyo
ひょう / ヒョー
hyō
びょう / ビョー
byō
ぴょう / ピョー
pyō
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