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Vecher by Claude Munich [1]

Vecher is set of the following Unicode characters:

X2F23 [2], KanjiRadical

X5915 [3], KanjiLiberal

Word Vecher can be pronounced as Yuu (ゆう) and refer to meanings of characters , : approximate equivalent of evening.


Notation Vecher is chosen in analogy with Russian word вечер, that has similar meaning(s).

Need in such a notation raises from the fault of representation of Japanese characters in computers. Up to year 2021, the default fonts cause confusions: characters JapanTa ( ) look similar to each other.

Term vecher is defined to avoid the confusion: this word is difficult to confuse with character X30BF (KatakanaTa).


Vecher may mean:

1. Time interval since 17:00 to 19:00 local time.

2. Time interval since one hour before the sunset to one hour after the sunset.

In tropical and subtropical regions, especially at autumn and at spring, these two meanings are similar.

These meanings agree with description of character X5915 by Jisho [4] and other dictionaries.

Also, in Japanese, word Vecher may mean "X2F23 or X5915 ", as short substitute of the long and complicated construction.


The closest synonym is Yuu (ゆう), but term Yuu has many meanings. In addition to vecher, Yuu may refer to the following characters:

X512A [5]

X5E7D [6]

X6709 [7].

Such a variety gives large opportunities for distortion of messages at the translations from phonetic Japanese to written Japanese and back.



  1. Claude@Munich Follow wow, what a sunset this evening! and a brandnew camera... not yet familiar with it... (2021)
  2. 2F23 KANGXI RADICAL EVENING Han Script id: allowed confuse: ,
  3. 5915 CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5915 Han Script id: restricted confuse: ,
  4.夕%20%23kanji 3 strokes Radical: evening, sunset 夕 Parts: 夕 evening Kun: ゆう On: セキ Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1 JLPT level N4 924 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers Words starting with 夕 Words ending with 夕 Words containing 夕 External links Stroke order On reading compounds 勺 【シャク】 shaku, traditional unit of volume, approx. 18 ml, shaku, traditional unit of area, approx. 0.033 meters square 夕日 【ユウヒ】 evening sun, setting sun 秋夕 【シュウセキ】 autumn evening 一夕 【イッセキ】 one evening, some evenings Kun reading compounds 夕 【ゆう】 evening 夕刊 【ゆうかん】 evening paper 昨夕 【さくゆう】 yesterday evening, last night 春の夕 【はるのゆう】 spring evening Readings Japanese names: ゆ
  5.優 17 strokes Radical: man, human 人 (亻) Parts: 一 化 冖 夂 心 白 自 tenderness, excel, surpass, actor, superiority, gentleness Kun: やさ.しい、 すぐ.れる、 まさ.る On: ユウ、 ウ Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6 JLPT level N3 334 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers
  6.幽 9 strokes Radical: short, tiny 幺 Parts: | 凵 幺 seclude, confine to a room, deep, profound, secluded, faint, dark, tranquil, calm Kun: ふか.い、 かす.か、 くら.い、 しろ.い On: ユウ Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high JLPT level N1 1996 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers
  7.有 6 strokes Radical: moon, month 月 Parts: 一 ノ 月 possess, have, exist, happen, occur, approx Kun: あ.る On: ユウ、 ウ Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3 JLPT level N4 282 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


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