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X2FAC is Unicode character number 12204, KanjiRadical.
uses 3 bytes: %e2%be%ac ; 226 190 172 in the decimal representation.

can be pronounced as Ame (あめ) and may mean Rain [1].

X2FAC is easy to confuse with KanjiLiberal X96E8 .


At some software, with default font, character looks similar to other characters.
Characters X2ED7 , X2FAC , X96E8 are related to rain, and they look in different at various computers.
Here are the views:

⻗,⾬,雨 at your computer

RainL.png at Linux

RainM.png at Macintosh

This confusion is recognized [2][3].

Character X96E8 seems to be more popular than X2FAC ; most of the descriptions refer to X96E8 . On the other side, no indications on phonetic nor semantic differences is detected for characters X2FAC and X96E8 . For this reason, descriptions for X96E8 are applied also to X2FAC . These descriptions are not repeated here.


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The phonetic and semantic properties of character are taken mainly from the dictionaries.
They may deviate from the practulal use of this characters.


  1. The 214 traditional kanji radicals and their variants .. ⾬ rain あめ ..
  2. 2FAC KANGXI RADICAL RAIN Han Script id: allowed confuse: ..
  3. 96E8 CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-96E8 Han Script id: restricted confuse: ..


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