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Unicode Entity Codes for the Japanese Katakana Script

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Use these codes if you need to insert a word or short phrase within a multilingual text. Go to the About the Codes section to see how they are implemented.

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  1. Katakana Codes
  2. Punctuation &‌ Symbols
  3. Phonetic Extentions for Ainu
  4. Circled Forms
  5. Half Width Forms
  6. About the Codes

These charts show basic characters only. Check the latest Unicode charts to look for any additions to this block.

Katakana Codes

Codes in this table are in Japanese order which is roughly
A I U E O followed by syllables for K/G, S/Z, T/D, N, P/B/H, M, Y, R, W, V, N

Katakana Syllable Entity Codes
Character Name Character Entity Hex Entity
KATAKANA LETTER SMALL A&‌#12449;
KATAKANA LETTER A&‌#12450;
KATAKANA LETTER SMALL I&‌#12451;
KATAKANA LETTER I&‌#12452;
KATAKANA LETTER SMALL U&‌#12453;
KATAKANA LETTER U&‌#12454;
KATAKANA LETTER SMALL E&‌#12455;
KATAKANA LETTER E&‌#12456;
KATAKANA LETTER SMALL O&‌#12457;
KATAKANA LETTER O&‌#12458;
KATAKANA LETTER KA&‌#12459;
KATAKANA LETTER GA&‌#12460;
KATAKANA LETTER KI&‌#12461;
KATAKANA LETTER GI&‌#12462;
KATAKANA LETTER KU&‌#12463;
KATAKANA LETTER GU&‌#12464;
KATAKANA LETTER KE&‌#12465;
KATAKANA LETTER GE&‌#12466;
KATAKANA LETTER KO&‌#12467;
KATAKANA LETTER GO&‌#12468;
KATAKANA LETTER SA&‌#12469;
KATAKANA LETTER ZA&‌#12470;
KATAKANA LETTER SI&‌#12471;
KATAKANA LETTER ZI&‌#12472;
KATAKANA LETTER SU&‌#12473;
KATAKANA LETTER ZU&‌#12474;
KATAKANA LETTER SE&‌#12475;
KATAKANA LETTER ZE&‌#12476;
KATAKANA LETTER SO&‌#12477;
KATAKANA LETTER ZO&‌#12478;
KATAKANA LETTER TA&‌#12479;
KATAKANA LETTER DA&‌#12480;
KATAKANA LETTER TI&‌#12481;
KATAKANA LETTER DI&‌#12482;
KATAKANA LETTER SMALL TU&‌#12483;
KATAKANA LETTER TU&‌#12484;
KATAKANA LETTER DU&‌#12485;
KATAKANA LETTER TE&‌#12486;
KATAKANA LETTER DE&‌#12487;
KATAKANA LETTER TO&‌#12488;
KATAKANA LETTER DO&‌#12489;
KATAKANA LETTER NA&‌#12490;
KATAKANA LETTER NI&‌#12491;
KATAKANA LETTER NU&‌#12492;
KATAKANA LETTER NE&‌#12493;
KATAKANA LETTER NO&‌#12494;
KATAKANA LETTER HA&‌#12495;
KATAKANA LETTER BA&‌#12496;
KATAKANA LETTER PA&‌#12497;
KATAKANA LETTER HI&‌#12498;
KATAKANA LETTER BI&‌#12499;
KATAKANA LETTER PI&‌#12500;
KATAKANA LETTER HU&‌#12501;
KATAKANA LETTER BU&‌#12502;
KATAKANA LETTER PU&‌#12503;
KATAKANA LETTER HE&‌#12504;
KATAKANA LETTER BE&‌#12505;
KATAKANA LETTER PE&‌#12506;
KATAKANA LETTER HO&‌#12507;
KATAKANA LETTER BO&‌#12508;
KATAKANA LETTER PO&‌#12509;
KATAKANA LETTER MA&‌#12510;
KATAKANA LETTER MI&‌#12511;
KATAKANA LETTER MU&‌#12512;
KATAKANA LETTER ME&‌#12513;
KATAKANA LETTER MO&‌#12514;
KATAKANA LETTER SMALL YA&‌#12515;
KATAKANA LETTER YA&‌#12516;
KATAKANA LETTER SMALL YU&‌#12517;
KATAKANA LETTER YU&‌#12518;
KATAKANA LETTER SMALL YO&‌#12519;
KATAKANA LETTER YO&‌#12520;
KATAKANA LETTER RA&‌#12521;
KATAKANA LETTER RI&‌#12522;
KATAKANA LETTER RU&‌#12523;
KATAKANA LETTER RE&‌#12524;
KATAKANA LETTER RO&‌#12525;
KATAKANA LETTER SMALL WA&‌#12526;
KATAKANA LETTER WA&‌#12527;
KATAKANA LETTER WI&‌#12528;
KATAKANA LETTER WE&‌#12529;
KATAKANA LETTER WO&‌#12530;
KATAKANA LETTER N&‌#12531;
KATAKANA LETTER VU&‌#12532;
KATAKANA LETTER SMALL KA&‌#12533;
KATAKANA LETTER SMALL KE&‌#12534;
KATAKANA LETTER VA&‌#12535;
KATAKANA LETTER VI&‌#12536;
KATAKANA LETTER VE&‌#12537;
KATAKANA LETTER VO&‌#12538;
KATAKANA MIDDLE DOT&‌#12539;

Punctuation and Symbols

Katakana Punctuation
Character Name Character Entity Hex Entity
KATAKANA-HIRAGANA VOICED SOUND MARK&‌#12443;
KATAKANA-HIRAGANA SEMI-VOICED SOUND MARK&‌#12444;
KATAKANA-HIRAGANA PROLONGED SOUND MARK&‌#12540;
KATAKANA ITERATION MARK&‌#12541;
KATAKANA VOICED ITERATION MARK&‌#12542;

 

Phonetic Extensions for Ainu

These characters are used to write Ainu, including words with final consonants, which are not found in Japanese.

 

Ainu Phonetic Extensions
Character Name Character Entity Hex Entity
KATAKANA LETTER SMALL KU&‌#12784;
KATAKANA LETTER SMALL SI&‌#12785;
KATAKANA LETTER SMALL SU&‌#12786;
KATAKANA LETTER SMALL TO&‌#12787;
KATAKANA LETTER SMALL NU&‌#12788;
KATAKANA LETTER SMALL HA&‌#12789;
KATAKANA LETTER SMALL HI&‌#12790;
KATAKANA LETTER SMALL HU&‌#12791;
KATAKANA LETTER SMALL HE&‌#12792;
KATAKANA LETTER SMALL HO&‌#12793;
KATAKANA LETTER SMALL MU&‌#12794;
KATAKANA LETTER SMALL RA&‌#12795;
KATAKANA LETTER SMALL RI&‌#12796;
KATAKANA LETTER SMALL RU&‌#12797;
KATAKANA LETTER SMALL RE&‌#12798;
KATAKANA LETTER SMALL RO&‌#12799;

 

Circled Forms

Codes in this table are in Japanese order which is roughly
A I U E O followed by syllables for K/G, S/Z, T/D, N, P/B/H, M, Y, R, W, V, N

Katakana in Circles
Character Name Character Entity Hex Entity
CIRCLED KATAKANA A&‌#13008;
CIRCLED KATAKANA I&‌#13009;
CIRCLED KATAKANA U&‌#13010;
CIRCLED KATAKANA E&‌#13011;
CIRCLED KATAKANA O&‌#13012;
CIRCLED KATAKANA KA&‌#13013;
CIRCLED KATAKANA KI&‌#13014;
CIRCLED KATAKANA KU&‌#13015;
CIRCLED KATAKANA KE&‌#13016;
CIRCLED KATAKANA KO&‌#13017;
CIRCLED KATAKANA SA&‌#13018;
CIRCLED KATAKANA SI&‌#13019;
CIRCLED KATAKANA SU&‌#13020;
CIRCLED KATAKANA SE&‌#13021;
CIRCLED KATAKANA SO&‌#13022;
CIRCLED KATAKANA TA&‌#13023;
CIRCLED KATAKANA TI&‌#13024;
CIRCLED KATAKANA TU&‌#13025;
CIRCLED KATAKANA TE&‌#13026;
CIRCLED KATAKANA TO&‌#13027;
CIRCLED KATAKANA NA&‌#13028;
CIRCLED KATAKANA NI&‌#13029;
CIRCLED KATAKANA NU&‌#13030;
CIRCLED KATAKANA NE&‌#13031;
CIRCLED KATAKANA NO&‌#13032;
CIRCLED KATAKANA HA&‌#13033;
CIRCLED KATAKANA HI&‌#13034;
CIRCLED KATAKANA HU&‌#13035;
CIRCLED KATAKANA HE&‌#13036;
CIRCLED KATAKANA HO&‌#13037;
CIRCLED KATAKANA MA&‌#13038;
CIRCLED KATAKANA MI&‌#13039;
CIRCLED KATAKANA MU&‌#13040;
CIRCLED KATAKANA ME&‌#13041;
CIRCLED KATAKANA MO&‌#13042;
CIRCLED KATAKANA YA&‌#13043;
CIRCLED KATAKANA YU&‌#13044;
CIRCLED KATAKANA YO&‌#13045;
CIRCLED KATAKANA RA&‌#13046;
CIRCLED KATAKANA RI&‌#13047;
CIRCLED KATAKANA RU&‌#13048;
CIRCLED KATAKANA RE&‌#13049;
CIRCLED KATAKANA RO&‌#13050;
CIRCLED KATAKANA WA&‌#13051;
CIRCLED KATAKANA WI&‌#13052;
CIRCLED KATAKANA WE&‌#13053;
CIRCLED KATAKANA WO&‌#13054;

 

Half Width Forms

Codes in this table are in Japanese order which is roughly
A I U E O followed by syllables for K/G, S/Z, T/D, N, P/B/H, M, Y, R, W, V, N

Katakana Half Width Forms
Character Name Character Entity Hex Entity
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA MIDDLE DOT&‌#65381;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER WO&‌#65382;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER SMALL A&‌#65383;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER SMALL I&‌#65384;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER SMALL U&‌#65385;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER SMALL E&‌#65386;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER SMALL O&‌#65387;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER SMALL YA&‌#65388;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER SMALL YU&‌#65389;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER SMALL YO&‌#65390;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER SMALL TU&‌#65391;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA-HIRAGANA PROLONGED SOUND MARK&‌#65392;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER A&‌#65393;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER I&‌#65394;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER U&‌#65395;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER E&‌#65396;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER O&‌#65397;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER KA&‌#65398;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER KI&‌#65399;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER KU&‌#65400;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER KE&‌#65401;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER KO&‌#65402;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER SA&‌#65403;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER SI&‌#65404;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER SU&‌#65405;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER SE&‌#65406;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER SOソ&‌#65407;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER TA&‌#65408;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER TI&‌#65409;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER TU&‌#65410;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER TE&‌#65411;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER TO&‌#65412;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER NA&‌#65413;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER NI&‌#65414;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER NU&‌#65415;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER NE&‌#65416;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER NO&‌#65417;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER HA&‌#65418;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER HI&‌#65419;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER HU&‌#65420;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER HE&‌#65421;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER HO&‌#65422;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER MA&‌#65423;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER MI&‌#65424;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER MU&‌#65425;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER ME&‌#65426;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER MO&‌#65427;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER YA&‌#65428;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER YU&‌#65429;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER YO&‌#65430;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER RA&‌#65431;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER RI&‌#65432;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER RU&‌#65433;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER RE&‌#65434;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER RO&‌#65435;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER WA&‌#65436;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER N&‌#65437;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA VOICED SOUND MARK&‌#65438;
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA SEMI-VOICED SOUND MARK&‌#65439;

 

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About The Codes

Use these codes if you need to insert a word or short phrase within a multilingual text. You should also make sure that the Web page encoding is set to Unicode.

Using the Entity Codes

The Unicode numeric entity codes can be expressed as either decimal numbers or hexadecimal numbers. To input right-to-left text in Unicode, type the entity codes in "normal" sequential order and the browser will automatically display characters in right to left order.

For instance, the decimal version of the Japanese ペンシルパニア ("Pennsylvania") would be
&‌#12506;&‌#12531;&‌#12471;&‌#12523;&‌#12497;&‌#12491;&‌#12450;

The hexadecimal of Hebrew version of the Japanese ペンシルバニア ("Pennsylvania") would be
&‌#x30DA;&‌#x30F3;&‌#x30B7;&‌#x30EB;&‌#x30D0;&‌#x30CB;&‌#x30A2;
Note that the hexadecimal numbers include x as part of the code.

Windows Word Numeric Alt Codes

Use ALT plus the decimal version of any code to input it into a Windows document.

Note: These work only in Word for Windows. Users with other software or versions of Windows may wish to use the Character Map instead.

OS X Option Codes

If an application supports the Unicode Hex input Keyboard, then use Option plus the hexadecimal number.

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Last Modified: Thursday, 08-Sep-2016 13:44:51 EDT