Wave dash (, Unicode U+301C) is a fullwidth character represented in Japanese character encoding, usually used to represent a range.

Vertical wave dash ( Wave DashV.svg )

Wave dash is also written in vertical text layout. Vertical wave dash is the vertical form by rotation and flip in Unicode and JIS C 6226.[1][2]

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Code referenceEdit

Wave dash in Character sets standards
Standard Release Code-Point
Ku-Ten / Ku-Men-Ten
Glyph Note
Unicode 1.0 1991 U+301C WAVE DASH   The glyph was different from the original JIS C 6226 or JIS X 0208.
Unicode 8.0 2015 U+301C WAVE DASH   The glyph was fixed in Errata fixed in Unicode 8.0.0, The Unicode Consortium, 6 Oct 2014
JIS C 6226 1978 1-33   The wave was not stressed this much.[3]
JIS X 0208 1990 1-33  
JIS X 0213 2000 1-1-33  
Wave dash in each encode[4]
Encode code Note
ISO 2022-JP 0x2141
Shift JIS 0x8160
EUC-JP 0xA1C1 (= 0x2141 + 0x8080)
UTF-8 0xE3809C


  1. ^ Ken Lunde (1999). CJKV Information Processing: Chinese, Japanese, Korean & Vietnamese Computing. "O'Reilly Media, Inc.". pp. 345–346, 348. ISBN 978-1-56592-224-2.
  2. ^ Unicode Vertical Text Layout, Table 4. Glyph Changes for Vertical Orientation: www.unicode.orgCS1 maint: location (link)
  3. ^ Katsuhiro Ogata, History of wave dash in several standards (in Japanese), http://internet.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/special/20150307_691658.html: Internet WatchCS1 maint: location (link)
  4. ^ JIS X 0208 (1990) to Unicode, www.unicode.org, 1994