Wabun code

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Wabun code
Language(s) Japanese (basic support)
Classification non-Latin Morse code for Katakana
Succeeded by JIS X 0201

The Wabun code (和文モールス符号, wabun mōrusu fugō, Japanese text in Morse code) is a form of Morse code used to send Japanese text. Unlike International Morse Code, which represents letters of the Latin script, in Wabun each symbol represents a Japanese kana. For this reason, Wabun code is also sometimes called Kana code.

When Wabun Code is intermixed with International Morse code, the prosign DO (▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄) is used to announce the beginning of Wabun, and the prosign SN (▄▄▄▄▄) is used to return to International Code.


Mora Code Mora Code Mora Code Mora Code Mora Code Mora Code Mora Code Mora Code Mora Code Mora Code Punctuation Code
a ア ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ ka カ ▄▄▄▄▄ sa サ ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ ta タ ▄▄▄▄▄ na ナ ▄▄▄▄▄ ha ハ ▄▄▄▄▄ ma マ ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ ya ヤ ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ ra ラ ▄▄ wa ワ ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ Dakuten ◌゛ ▄▄
i イ ▄▄▄▄▄ ki キ ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ shiシ ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ chiチ ▄▄▄▄▄ ni ニ ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ hi ヒ ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ mi ミ ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ ri リ ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ (wi ヰ) ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ Handakuten ◌゜ ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄
u ウ ▄▄▄▄▄ ku ク ▄▄▄▄▄ su ス ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ tsuツ ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ nu ヌ ▄▄ fu フ ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ mu ム ▄▄▄▄▄ yu ユ ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ ru ル ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ n ン ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ Long vowel ◌̄ ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄
e エ ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ ke ケ ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ se セ ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ te テ ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ ne ネ ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ he ヘ ▄▄ me メ ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ re レ ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ (we ヱ) ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ Comma 、 ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄
o オ ▄▄▄▄▄ ko コ ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ so ソ ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ to ト ▄▄▄▄▄ no ノ ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ ho ホ ▄▄▄▄▄ mo モ ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ yo ヨ ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ ro ロ ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ wo ヲ ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ Full stop 。 ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄

Expanded katakana Wabun chart[edit]

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