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X2EAD is Unicode character number 11949, KanjiRadical

X2EAD can be pronounced as "shimesuhen" (しめすへん) and refer to a religious ceremony ("altar, festival, religious service") [1]

X2EAD is easy fo confuse [2] with
X30CD (KatakanaNe), this confusion is not recognized [3], and
X793B [4], KanjiLiberal



Up to year 2021, no general standard for the default fonts of Japanese characters is established. The graphical implementation of character depends on the software.

Here is how looks at your computer:

Here is how it looks at Macintosh:

Here is how it looks at the Unicode Utilities [2], observed from Macintosh:

Here is how it looks at the Unicode Utilities [2], observed from Linux:


In various operational systems, the support of Japanese characters is poorly implemented. In particular, with the default font, the image of looks similar to images of other characters.

Characters X2EAD , X30CD , X793B are easy to confuse. Even a native Japanese speaker, looking at , , is unlikely to answer:
Which of them is X2EAD?
Which of them is X30CD?
Which of them is X793B?

For such a case, the correct specification of a character is

"X2EAD or X30CD or X793B "

Term JapanNe is suggested for such a case, as a substitute of the (long and complicated) construction above. Such a term has sense until some default font be established, that would allow, in particular, character X2EAD to appear the same at various computers, but look different from other characters; in particular, different from and .


The KanjiAlive [1] suggests the following description of :

altar, festival, religious service
a variant of (しめす) Important

Here is the description of sited:

altar, festival, religious service しめす

In such a way, character X2F70 is declared to be synonym of .


X2F70 [5]

According to the descriptions in dictionaries, the following characters also have close related meanings:
X2F18 , X535C , X5360 , X6613 , XF9E0


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  1. 1.0 1.1 The 214 traditional kanji radicals and their variants (2021) .. ⺭ へん Radical on the left altar, festival, religious service しめすへん a variant of (しめす) Important ..
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2EAD CJK RADICAL SPIRIT TWO Han Script id: allowed confuse: ..
  3. 30CD KATAKANA LETTER NE Katakana Script id: restricted confuse: none
  4. 793B CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-793B Han Script id: restricted confuse: ..
  5.⽰ (シ、しめす (偏である場合)示偏(しめすへん、ねへん)) 漢字の部首の一つ。「社」「祓」などの偏である「⺭」「⺬」の部分を指す名称。神や祭祀などに関する漢字の意味を表し、示部を構成。常用漢字では五画。..