So (kana)

, in hiragana, or , in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, each of which represents one mora. Both represent [so]. The version of this character used by computer fonts does not match the way most native Japanese people write it with their hands. The native way is shown here as the alternative form.

Form Rōmaji Hiragana Katakana
Normal s-
(さ行 sa-gyō)
so
sou
soo
, soh
そう, そぅ
そお, そぉ
そー
ソウ, ソゥ
ソオ, ソォ
ソー
Addition dakuten z-
(ざ行 za-gyō)
zo
zou
zoo
, zoh
ぞう, ぞぅ
ぞお, ぞぉ
ぞー
ゾウ, ゾゥ
ゾオ, ゾォ
ゾー
so
transliterationso
translit. with dakutenzo
hiragana origin
katakana origin
spelling kanaそろばんのソ
(Soroban no "so")

Stroke order

Alternative form

Other representations

Characterソ
Unicode nameHIRAGANA LETTER SOKATAKANA LETTER SOHALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER SOHIRAGANA LETTER ZOKATAKANA LETTER ZO
Encodingsdecimalhexdecimalhexdecimalhexdecimalhexdecimalhex
Unicode12381U+305D12477U+30BD65407U+FF7F12382U+305E12478U+30BE
UTF-8227 129 157E3 81 9D227 130 189E3 82 BD239 189 191EF BD BF227 129 158E3 81 9E227 130 190E3 82 BE
Numeric character referenceそそソソソソぞぞゾゾ
Shift JIS130 18782 BB131 9283 5C191BF130 18882 BC131 9383 5D
  • Braille
そ / ソ in Japanese Braille
そ / ソ
so
ぞ / ゾ
zo
そう / ソー
ぞう / ゾー
Other kana based on Braille
しょ / ショ
sho
じょ / ジョ
jo
しょう / ショー
shō
じょう / ジョー

References


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