Yori (kana)

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, read as yori, is a typographic ligature in the Japanese language, consisting of a combination of the hiragana graphs of (/yo/ [jo]) and (/ri/ [ɽʲi]), and thus represents their combined sound, より (/yori/ [joɽʲi]) "from". It is drawn with two strokes. It is uncommon and found almost exclusively in vertical writing.

In Unicode[edit]

Character
Unicode name HIRAGANA DIGRAPH YORI
Encodings decimal hex
Unicode 12447 U+309F
UTF-8 227 130 159 E3 82 9F
Numeric character reference ゟ ゟ
JIS X 0213 34 57 22 39

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