So (kana)

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so
transliterationso
translit. with dakutenzo
hiragana origin
katakana origin
spelling kanaそろばんのソ
(Soroban no "so")

, in hiragana, or , in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, each of which represents one mora. Both represent [so]. The version of this character used by computer fonts does not match the handwritten form that most native Japanese writers use. The native way is shown here as the alternative form.

Form Rōmaji Hiragana Katakana
Normal s-
(さ行 sa-gyō)
so
sou
soo
, soh
そう, そぅ
そお, そぉ
そー
ソウ, ソゥ
ソオ, ソォ
ソー
Addition dakuten z-
(ざ行 za-gyō)
zo
zou
zoo
, zoh
ぞう, ぞぅ
ぞお, ぞぉ
ぞー
ゾウ, ゾゥ
ゾオ, ゾォ
ゾー

Stroke order[edit]

Stroke order in writing そ
Stroke order in writing そ
Stroke order in writing ソ
Stroke order in writing ソ
Stroke order in writing そ
Stroke order in writing ソ

Alternative form[edit]

Alternate Hiragana shape

Other communicative representations[edit]

Japanese radiotelephony alphabet Wabun code
そろばんのソ
Soroban no "So"
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Japanese Semaphore Basic Stroke 5.svgJapanese Semaphore Basic Stroke 3.svg

So-jsl-yubimoji.png ⠺
Japanese Navy Signal Flag Japanese semaphore Japanese manual syllabary (fingerspelling) Braille dots-2456
Japanese Braille
  • Full Braille representation
そ / ソ in Japanese Braille
そ / ソ
so
ぞ / ゾ
zo
そう / ソー
ぞう / ゾー
Other kana based on Braille
しょ / ショ
sho
じょ / ジョ
jo
しょう / ショー
shō
じょう / ジョー
⠺ (braille pattern dots-2456) ⠐ (braille pattern dots-5)⠺ (braille pattern dots-2456) ⠺ (braille pattern dots-2456)⠒ (braille pattern dots-25) ⠐ (braille pattern dots-5)⠺ (braille pattern dots-2456)⠒ (braille pattern dots-25) ⠈ (braille pattern dots-4)⠺ (braille pattern dots-2456) ⠘ (braille pattern dots-45)⠺ (braille pattern dots-2456) ⠈ (braille pattern dots-4)⠺ (braille pattern dots-2456)⠒ (braille pattern dots-25) ⠘ (braille pattern dots-45)⠺ (braille pattern dots-2456)⠒ (braille pattern dots-25)
Character information
Preview ソ
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER SO KATAKANA LETTER SO HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER SO HIRAGANA LETTER ZO KATAKANA LETTER ZO
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 12381 U+305D 12477 U+30BD 65407 U+FF7F 12382 U+305E 12478 U+30BE
UTF-8 227 129 157 E3 81 9D 227 130 189 E3 82 BD 239 189 191 EF BD BF 227 129 158 E3 81 9E 227 130 190 E3 82 BE
Numeric character reference そ そ ソ ソ ソ ソ ぞ ぞ ゾ ゾ
Shift JIS[1] 130 187 82 BB 131 92 83 5C 191 BF 130 188 82 BC 131 93 83 5D
EUC-JP[2] 164 189 A4 BD 165 189 A5 BD 142 191 8E BF 164 190 A4 BE 165 190 A5 BE
GB 18030[3] 164 189 A4 BD 165 189 A5 BD 132 49 152 55 84 31 98 37 164 190 A4 BE 165 190 A5 BE
EUC-KR[4] / UHC[5] 170 189 AA BD 171 189 AB BD 170 190 AA BE 171 190 AB BE
Big5 (non-ETEN kana)[6] 198 193 C6 C1 199 85 C7 55 198 194 C6 C2 199 86 C7 56
Big5 (ETEN / HKSCS)[7] 199 68 C7 44 199 185 C7 B9 199 69 C7 45 199 186 C7 BA
Character information
Preview
Unicode name CIRCLED KATAKANA SO
Encodings decimal hex
Unicode 13022 U+32DE
UTF-8 227 139 158 E3 8B 9E
Numeric character reference ㋞ ㋞

References[edit]

  1. ^ Unicode Consortium (2015-12-02) [1994-03-08]. "Shift-JIS to Unicode".
  2. ^ Unicode Consortium; IBM. "EUC-JP-2007". International Components for Unicode.
  3. ^ Standardization Administration of China (SAC) (2005-11-18). GB 18030-2005: Information Technology—Chinese coded character set.
  4. ^ Unicode Consortium; IBM. "IBM-970". International Components for Unicode.
  5. ^ Steele, Shawn (2000). "cp949 to Unicode table". Microsoft / Unicode Consortium.
  6. ^ Unicode Consortium (2015-12-02) [1994-02-11]. "BIG5 to Unicode table (complete)".
  7. ^ van Kesteren, Anne. "big5". Encoding Standard. WHATWG.