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X2F2F is Unicode character number 12079, KanjiRadical, JapanE.

can be pronounced as コウ、ク and mean craft, construction. has also other pronunciations and meanings.

is easy to confuse with other characters of JapanE.


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X2F2F is highly confcusive character. Its picture looks similar to those of other characters of JapanE.

JapanE is set of the following Unicode characters:

X2F2F [1], KanjiRadical

X30A8 [2], KatakanaE

X5DE5 [3], KanjiLiberal, sound: コウ、ク; menaing: craft, construction [4].

Characters of JapanE X2F2F , X30A8 , X5DE5 look similar.

Even a native Japanese speaker, watching , , , is unlikely to answer:
Which of them is X2F2F?
Which of them is X30A8?
Which of them is X5DE5?

While such a character is printed, the correct specification is

"X2F2F or X30A8 or X5DE5 "

Term JapanE is defined in the preamble as substitute of this (long and complicated) construction.

If some printed character is recognized as JapanE, the the context can be used to identify it as KanjiRadical, KatakanaE or KanjiLiberal.

In case of a separated character, some programming is necessary. The character can be identified with PHP program du.t the call may have form

php du.t ⼯エ工

This command returns the Utf8 encoding of each of the input characters.


In year 2021, Wictionary [5] apparently confuses characters X2F2F and X5DE5 . The article entitled "", tells about meaning of character :

工(コウ、え、たくみ、工偏(たくみへん)) 漢字の部首の一つ。工作や工具に関する意味の漢字を表し、工部を構成。常用漢字では三画。


Character X2F2F seems to be not so usual, as similar character X5DE5 .


  1. 30A8 KATAKANA LETTER E Katakana Script id: restricted confuse: , ..
  2. 30A8 KATAKANA LETTER E Katakana Script id: restricted confuse: , ..
  3. 5DE5 CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5DE5 Han Script id: restricted confuse: , ..
  4. 工 craft craft; construction; skill コウ、ク
  5.⼯ 工(コウ、え、たくみ、工偏(たくみへん)) 漢字の部首の一つ。工作や工具に関する意味の漢字を表し、工部を構成。常用漢字では三画。


Confusion, Japanese, JapanE, Kanji, KanjiConfudal, KanjiLiberal, KanjiRadical, Katakana, KatakanaE, Unocode, X2F2F , X30A8 , X5DE5 ,