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as slimed

X2ECA is Unicode character number 11978, KanjiRadical, AshiHan.
uses 3 bytes: %e2%bb%8a
226 187 138 in the decimal representation

can be pronounced AshiHan (あしはん) and means something related to foot [1]


X2ECA looks similar to characters Ashi, but is thinner, than normal ashi (), as it is shown in the top figure.

There is important question, should AshiHan be qualified as Ashi or not. According to the first definition or terms Ashi and Radical 157, AshiHan is not element of any of these two sets.

View of Unicode characters, similar to AhiHan, depends on the software. Up to year 2021, there is no united standard for the default font, that would allow each character to look the same at various computers, but different from other characters.

At your computer, characters X2ECA , X2F9C , X8DB3  look this way:

At Macintosh default font, they look this way:

At Linux default font, they look this way:

While no standard for the default view of these character is established, in order to avoid confusions, it may have sense to call these characters by their hexadecimal numbers and/or by their ascii names: Radical 157, Ashi, AshiHan. [2]


can be pronounced AshiHan, あしはん.

Such a notation allows to avoid confusions with characters Ashi, id est, X2F9C and X8DB3 .


appear as part of images of other Kanjis.

Image of is slim; the other similarly slim character may appear at its right, and the result still fits the frame, assigned for a single kanji.

gives sense, related to Ashi, to another slim character, that appears in the same kanji.


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Combinaiton of image of ⻊ with slimed image of character gives kanji that may refer to jump(s).


  1. 2ECA CJK RADICAL FOOT Han Script id: allowed confuse: none ..
  2. Similar case took place during the USSR with the Riussian characters: in fight against computer samizdat (free distribution of information), the bolseviks had removed support of the Russian characters from computers and printers; volunteers did it by themselves, and there was no standard. That time, it was safer to type Russian in Romanji; at at least, the texts were readable.


Ashi, Ashihan, Japanese, Kanji, KanjiConfudal, KanjiLiberal, KanjiRadical, Radical 157, Unicode, X2ECA  , X2F9C  , X8DB3