Ra (kana)

, in hiragana, or in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, which each represent one mora. Both versions are written with two strokes and have origins in the character 良; both characters represent the sound [ɾa] (About this soundlisten). The Ainu language uses a small katakana ㇻ to represent a final r sound after an a sound (アㇻ ar).

ra
transliterationra, la
hiragana origin
katakana origin
spelling kanaラジオのラ Rajio no "ra"
unicodeU+3089, U+30E9
braille⠑
Form Rōmaji Hiragana Katakana
Normal r-
(ら行 ra-gyō)
Ra, La
raa, laa
Rā, Lā
らあ, らぁ
らー, ら~
ラア, ラァ
ラー, ラ~

Stroke orderEdit

 
Stroke order in writing ら
 
Stroke order in writing ラ
 
Stroke order in writing ら
 
Stroke order in writing ラ

Other communicative representationsEdit

  • Full Braille representation
ら / ラ in Japanese Braille
ら / ラ
ra
らあ / ラー
Other kana based on Braille
りゃ / リャ
rya
りゃあ / リャー
ryā
           
Character information
Preview
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER RA KATAKANA LETTER RA HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER RA KATAKANA LETTER SMALL RA CIRCLED KATAKANA RA
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 12425 U+3089 12521 U+30E9 65431 U+FF97 12795 U+31FB 13046 U+32F6
UTF-8 227 130 137 E3 82 89 227 131 169 E3 83 A9 239 190 151 EF BE 97 227 135 187 E3 87 BB 227 139 182 E3 8B B6
Numeric character reference ら ら ラ ラ ラ ラ ㇻ ㇻ ㋶ ㋶
Shift JIS (plain)[1] 130 231 82 E7 131 137 83 89 215 D7
Shift JIS-2004[2] 130 231 82 E7 131 137 83 89 215 D7 131 248 83 F8
EUC-JP (plain)[3] 164 233 A4 E9 165 233 A5 E9 142 215 8E D7
EUC-JIS-2004[4] 164 233 A4 E9 165 233 A5 E9 142 215 8E D7 166 250 A6 FA
GB 18030[5] 164 233 A4 E9 165 233 A5 E9 132 49 155 49 84 31 9B 31 129 57 189 53 81 39 BD 35
EUC-KR[6] / UHC[7] 170 233 AA E9 171 233 AB E9
Big5 (non-ETEN kana)[8] 198 237 C6 ED 199 163 C7 A3
Big5 (ETEN / HKSCS)[9] 199 112 C7 70 199 229 C7 E5

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Unicode Consortium (2015-12-02) [1994-03-08]. "Shift-JIS to Unicode".
  2. ^ Project X0213 (2009-05-03). "Shift_JIS-2004 (JIS X 0213:2004 Appendix 1) vs Unicode mapping table".
  3. ^ Unicode Consortium; IBM. "EUC-JP-2007". International Components for Unicode.
  4. ^ Project X0213 (2009-05-03). "EUC-JIS-2004 (JIS X 0213:2004 Appendix 3) vs Unicode mapping table".
  5. ^ Standardization Administration of China (SAC) (2005-11-18). GB 18030-2005: Information Technology—Chinese coded character set.
  6. ^ Unicode Consortium; IBM. "IBM-970". International Components for Unicode.
  7. ^ Steele, Shawn (2000). "cp949 to Unicode table". Microsoft / Unicode Consortium.
  8. ^ Unicode Consortium (2015-12-02) [1994-02-11]. "BIG5 to Unicode table (complete)".
  9. ^ van Kesteren, Anne. "big5". Encoding Standard. WHATWG.