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Usage of Encircled Kanji

These are called 丸囲み文字. 丸囲み数字 or 丸数字 (①②③...) are very common, and their purpose is to write a numbered list of items. The equivalent in English is (1) (2) (3) or i. ii. iii.. Characters ① to ⑳ have ...
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Kanjis to Romajis first letter

EDIT: It turned out that OP did not know most kanji have multiple readings in Japanese. He is actually trying to get the reading of words (e.g., 生地 → K, 生卵 → N, 生命 → S, 生霊 → I). For this purpose, a ...
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What Unicode code points are needed to write Japanese Jōyō-Kanji?

The basic CJK Unified Ideographs (U+4E00 – U+9FFF) contain all of the characters defined in JIS X 0208 (aka 第1水準/第2水準), which contains almost all of the kanji in the current joyo-kanji list. As ...
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What are the "Ueda" codes found in CIA documents from the 1940s?

@aguijonazo found the source, and @naruto contributed by finding the exact page hosted on the National Diet Library Digital Collections. (If the page doesn't work for you, try a different web browser)....
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Hiragana Unicode Chart has two characters for each

The large/normal size and small size characters for hiragana and katakana have different Unicode representations. Sometimes small kana are combined with normal kana to represent certain sounds. The ...
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Hiragana Unicode Chart has two characters for each

Certain sounds in Japanese are spelled with two characters, much like in English spellings like the "sh" in "fish" to spell the sound //ʃ//. These combinations are called digraphs. There was a ...
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