Koto (kana)

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, read as koto, is a typographic ligature in the Japanese language, consisting of a combination of the katakana graphs of ([ko]) and ([to]), and thus represents their combined sound, コト ([koto]). It is drawn with one stroke. It is uncommon and used only in vertical writing.

In Unicode[edit]

Character
Unicode name KATAKANA DIGRAPH KOTO
Encodings decimal hex
Unicode 12543 U+30FF
UTF-8 227 131 191 E3 83 BF
Numeric character reference ヿ ヿ
JIS X 0213 34 56 22 38

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