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Consider it analogous to the characters for capital "o" and zero. You just have to use context. Without context, such as randomly generated passwords, you're out of luck. kanji = 才; kana = オ; kanji = 力: kana = カ; kanji = 夕: kana = タ; kanji = 二; kana = ニ; kanji = 工; kana = エ;
Context. In theory, you can usually tell the difference based on minor details such as their size. But there's considerable variation in fonts and handwriting, and because both ロ and 口 have the same stroke order they can look pretty similar, so in practice this can be difficult. Luckily, you generally don't have to distinguish between them visually ...
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