Appendix:Katakana script

This appendix explains characters written in the Katakana script.

CollationEdit

The gojūon tableEdit

The table below shows the gojūon table with all katakana characters, except alternative versions such as small characters or with diacritics, as they are most commonly organized.

Katakana gojūon table
Row A
(ア段)
Row I
(イ段)
Row U
(ウ段)
Row E
(エ段)
Row O
(オ段)
Section A (ア行)
Section KA (カ行)
Section SA (サ行)
Section TA (タ行)
Section NA (ナ行)
Section HA (ハ行)
Section MA (マ行)
Section YA (ヤ行)
Section RA (ラ行)
Section WA (ワ行)

Iroha ordering systemEdit

Another ordering system is the iroha, based on a Japanese poem that, if written in katakana, each character appears exactly once, similarly to a pangram:

イロハニホヘトチリヌルヲワカヨタレソツネナラムウヰノオクヤマケフコエテアサキユメミシヱヒモセス

Orthographic variationsEdit

Katakana characters with diacriticsEdit

Small formsEdit

These are katakana characters written in small size. They often serve functions different from those of their normal-size counterparts.

Additional symbolsEdit

Comparison between scriptsEdit

UnicodeEdit

Katakana script
Unicode.org chart: Katakana (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
Katakana script (halfwidth)
Unicode.org chart: Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms (PDF)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
U+FF6x
U+FF7x ソ
U+FF8x
U+FF9x
Katakana script (enclosed)
Unicode.org chart: Enclosed CJK Letters and Months (PDF)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
U+32Dx
U+32Ex
U+32Fx  
Katakana script (words written in katakana)
Unicode.org chart: CJK Compatibility (PDF)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
U+330x
U+331x
U+332x
U+333x
U+334x
U+335x