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U+30D2, ヒ

U+32EA, ㋪

Enclosed CJK Letters and Months
U+FF8B, ヒ

Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms

Japanese edit

Stroke order

Etymology 1 edit

Simplified in the Heian period from the man'yōgana kanji .

Pronunciation edit

Syllable edit


  1. The katakana syllable (hi). Its equivalent in hiragana is (hi). It is the twenty-seventh syllable in the gojūon order; its position is (ha-gyō i-dan, row ha, section i).
Usage notes edit
  • The katakana syllabary is used primarily for transcription of foreign language words into Japanese and the writing of gairaigo (loan words), as well as to represent onomatopoeias, technical and scientific terms, and the names of plants, animals, and minerals. It is also occasionally used in some words for emphasis, or to ease reading; katakana may be preferred for words becoming buried in the text if they are written under their canonical form in hiragana. Names of Japanese companies, as well as certain Japanese language words such as colloquial terms, are also sometimes written in katakana rather than the other systems. Formerly, female given names were often written in katakana. [edit]
  • In writing ヒ, the short stroke is sometimes written from left to right and other times from right to left [1].
See also edit

Etymology 2 edit

Twitter logo that was used between 2006 and 2012.

From former logo of Twitter looking like character .

Pronunciation edit

Proper noun edit


  1. (Internet slang) Twitter
Usage notes edit

In most cases, ヒ is rendered as half-width katakana .