Katakana (Unicode block)

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Katakana
Range U+30A0..U+30FF
(96 code points)
Plane BMP
Scripts Katakana (93 char.)
Common (3 char.)
Major alphabets Japanese
Ainu
Assigned 96 code points
Unused 0 reserved code points
Source standards JIS X 0208
Unicode version history
1.0.0 90 (+90)
1.1 94 (+4)
3.2 96 (+2)
Note: [1][2]

Katakana is a Unicode block containing katakana characters for the Japanese and Ainu languages.

Block[edit]

Katakana[1]
Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
U+30Ax
U+30Bx
U+30Cx
U+30Dx
U+30Ex
U+30Fx
Notes
1.^ As of Unicode version 10.0

History[edit]

The following Unicode-related documents record the purpose and process of defining specific characters in the Katakana block:

Version Final code points[a] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
1.0.0 U+30A1..30F6, 30FB..30FE 90 (to be determined)
1.1 U+30F7..30FA 4 (to be determined)
3.2 U+30A0, 30FF 2 L2/99-238 Consolidated document containing 6 Japanese proposals, 1999-07-15 
N2092 Addition of forty eight characters, 1999-09-13 
L2/00-024 Shibano, Kohji (2000-01-31), JCS proposal revised 
L2/00-098 N2195 Rationale for non-Kanji characters proposed by JCS committee, 2000-03-15 
L2/00-298 N2258 Sato, T. K. (2000-09-04), JIS X 9213 symbols part-2 
L2/00-342 N2278 Sato, T. K.; Everson, Michael; Whistler, Ken; Freytag, Asmus (2000-09-20), Ad hoc Report on Japan feedback N2257 and N2258 
L2/01-114 N2328 Summary of Voting on SC 2 N 3503, ISO/IEC 10646-1: 2000/PDAM 1, 2001-03-09 
  1. ^ Proposed code points and characters names may differ from final code points and names

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Unicode character database". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2016-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Enumerated Versions of The Unicode Standard". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2016-07-09.