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As I was randomly browsing through Remembering the Kanji Volume 3, I found what I was looking for. The kana in this book are set in a font in which the height difference between smaller kana like ロ or ハ and larger kana like イ or さ is more accentuated. Additionally, in katakana, there seems to be a baseline and median line running through the characters such ...


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Part of the reason why kanji are often written larger than kana is because it improves their legibility due to their more complex nature. As a matter of what is considered standard, all characters in Japanese are intended to occupy a box of a set, uniform size. That said, kana have a bit more room for variation when you get into handwriting, especially if ...



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