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X5B50.png

 Drawing X2F26 and/or X5B50 [1]

X5B50 is Unicode character number 23376, KanjiLiberal.

X5B50 appears as symbol number 760 in the list of 2136 recommended Japanese kanjis [2].

X5B50 can be pronounced as "ko" and denote "child", baby.

X5B50 is easy to confuse with character X2F26 , KanjiRadical: it has similar pictures, similar pronunciations and similar meanings.

Semantic

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X2F26 or X5B50

In Chinese and Japanese languages, character X5B50 , has sense "child", "baby".

Generally, X5B50 may denote any Human(s) of age under 17 years.

Character X2F26 has similar meaning.

Character X5B50 seems to be more usual than
character X2F26

Phonetic

Lake Shiroyamako Honzawa Dam.JPG

Shiroyamako [3]

In Japanese language, character X5B50 is pronounced as "ko", こ.

The same sound "ko" can be used to denote character X2F26 .

Sound "ko" has also other meanings. It may indicate a lake, natural or artificial water reservoir: Sagamiko[4], Shiroyamako [3], Yamanakako[5], etc.. In this case, sound "ko" refers to another kanji; for example, X6E56 .

Jisho



Jisho [1] suggests the following description:

子 3 strokes

Radical: child, seed 子

Parts: 子

child, sign of the rat, 11PM-1AM, first sign of Chinese zodiac

Kun: こ、 -こ、 ね

On: シ、 ス、 ツ

Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1 JLPT level N5

72 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

子 【シ】 child (esp. a boy), viscount, founder of a school of thought (esp. Confucius), master, masters and philosophers (categorization of Chinese classical literature), you, -er (i.e. man who spends all his time doing...)

子宮 【シキュウ】 womb, uterus

中性子 【チュウセイシ】 neutron

精子 【セイシ】 sperm

主 【ス】 honorific (or familiar) suffix used after a name

金子 【キンス】 money, funds

恵比寿 【エビス】 Ebisu, god of fishing and commerce

対子 【トイツ】 pair, eyes

七対子 【チートイツ】 seven pairs, winning hand composed of seven pairs

Kun reading compounds

子 【こ】 child, young (animal), young woman, young geisha, offshoot, interest, new shares, player who is not a dealer (in cards, mahjong, etc.), bird egg, -er (often of young women)

子 【こう】 child, interest

根っこ 【ねっこ】 root (of a plant), stump (of a tree), root (of a problem, etc.), base, foundation, origin, source

江戸っ子 【えどっこ】 true Tokyoite, Edoite, person born and raised in Edo

子 【ね】 the Rat (first sign of the Chinese zodiac), hour of the Rat (around midnight, 11pm to 1am, or 12 midnight to 2am), north, eleventh month of the lunar calendar

子忌み 【ねいみ】 collecting herbs and pulling out young pine trees by the roots (annual event held on the first day of the Rat of the New Year)

庚子 【かのえね】 Metal Rat (37th year of the sexagenary cycle, e.g. 1960, 2020, 2080)

甲子 【きのえね】 Wood Rat (1st year of the sexagenary cycle, e.g. 1924, 1984, 2044)

Readings

Japanese names: い、 き、 ぎ、 く、 け、 ねっ

Nihongomaster

Nihongomaster [6] suggests the following descriptions (ans some of them even twice):

Definition of 子 child

sign of the rat 11PM-1AM

first sign of Chinese zodiac

Readings On'Yomi (音読み) シ ス ツ

Kun'yomi (訓読み) こ -こ ね

Popular Words With This Kanji

子, 児, こ child, young (animal), young woman, young geisha, offshoot, interest, new shares, bird egg, (after a noun or -masu stem) -er (often of young women)

子供, 子ども, 小供, こども child, children

女子, じょし, おなご, おみなご woman, girl

男子, だんし youth, young man

原子力, げんしりょく atomic energy, nuclear power

様子, 容子, ようす state, state of affairs, situation, circumstances, appearance, look, aspect, sign, indication

息子, 息, むすこ, そく son, penis

金子, きんす money, funds

and

The two characters X2F26 and X5B50 have similar pictures, similar pronunciation and similar meaning. The dictionaries mentioned above ignore this confusion, making wrong and dangerous impression of simplicity.

In order to distinguish the two characters, some programming is required. The Utf8 encoding of these two characters can be revealed by PHP program du.t activated with command

php du.t ⼦子

The optput is

⼦子
The array has 6 bytes; here is its splitting:
e2 bc a6 e5 ad 90
array(2) {
  [0]=>
  string(3) "⼦"
  [1]=>
  string(3) "子"
}

Unicode character number 12070 id est, X2F26
Picture:  ; uses 3 bytes. These bytes are:
xE2 xBC xA6 in the hexadecimal representation and
226 188 166 in the decimal representation

Unicode character number 23376 id est, X5B50
Picture:  ; uses 3 bytes. These bytes are:
xE5 xAD x90 in the hexadecimal representation and
229 173 144 in the decimal representation

Confusion

JanjiRadical X2F26 [7] and
KanjiLiberal X5B50 [8] look similar.
This causes confusions. There are alerts about this congusion [9][10][11].

Usually, a Human, even the native Japanese speaker, looking at , cannot guess, which of them is X2F26 and which is X5B50. For citing, the alphanumerical names X2F26 and X5B50 seem to be better, than and .

Some software programmers try to resolve such confusions, making authomatical substitutes, redirects from some Unicode characters (and/or even sequences) to another. Usually, such a "correction" does not generate any alert; no any warning appear.

As the result, the content of an article with any non-ascii name, at the backing and recovering, may happen to be lost, replaced to article with the "correct" spelling of the name, containing only the "redirect".

Yet, no such a "conspyration" substitution is detected namely for characters ⼦ and 子. However, such an "updates" may appear in future. For this reason, the four similar articles X2F26, X5B50, , are loaded in TORI.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 https://jisho.org/search/%23kanji%20%E5%AD%90
    https://jisho.org/search/%23kanji%20子 子 3 strokes Radical: child, seed 子 Parts: 子 child, sign of the rat, 11PM-1AM, first sign of Chinese zodiac Kun: こ、 -こ、 ね On: シ、 ス、 ツ Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1 JLPT level N5 72 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers Words starting with 子 Words ending with 子 Words containing 子 External links Stroke order ..
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_jōyō_kanji The jōyō kanji system of representing written Japanese consists of 2,136 characters. .. 760 子 子 3 1 child シ、ス、こ shi, su, ko
  3. 3.0 3.1 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lake_Shiroyamako_Honzawa_Dam.JPG 日本語: 神奈川県相模原市の本沢ダムの城山湖 Date 23 November 2011 Source Own work Author Tx-re
  4. https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/相模湖 相模湖(さがみこ)は、神奈川県相模原市緑区にある湖。相模川を相模ダムによってせき止めて作られた人造湖である。命名者は内山岩太郎元神奈川県知事。..
  5. https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/山中湖 山中湖(やまなかこ)は、山梨県南都留郡山中湖村にある淡水湖。
  6. 6.0 6.1 https://www.nihongomaster.com/dictionary/kanji/1084/子 Definition of 子 child sign of the rat 11PM-1AM first sign of Chinese zodiac Readings On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み) シ ス ツ こ -こ ね Popular Words With This Kanji 子, 児, こ child, young (animal), young woman, young geisha, offshoot, interest, new shares, bird egg, (after a noun or -masu stem) -er (often of young women) 子供, 子ども, 小供, こども child, children 子供, 子ども, 小供, こども child, children 女子, じょし, おなご, おみなご woman, girl 男子, だんし youth, young man 原子力, げんしりょく atomic energy, nuclear power 様子, 容子, ようす state, state of affairs, situation, circumstances, appearance, look, aspect, sign, indication 様子, 容子, ようす state, state of affairs, situation, circumstances, appearance, look, aspect, sign, indication 息子, 息, むすこ, そく son, penis 金子, きんす money, funds
  7. https://util.unicode.org/UnicodeJsps/character.jsp?a=2f26 2F26 KANGXI RADICAL CHILD Han Script id: allowed confuse: ..
  8. https://util.unicode.org/UnicodeJsps/character.jsp?a=5B50 5B50 CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5B50 Han Script id: restricted confuse: ..
  9. http://www.unicode.org/Public/security/revision-03/confusablesSummary.txt
    1. Summary: Recommended confusable mapping for IDN
    2. File: confusablesSummary.txt
    3. Version: 2.1-draft
    4. Generated: 2010-04-13, 01:33:25 GMT
    5. Checkin: $Revision: 1.29 $
    6. For documentation and usage, see http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr39/
    .. 子 ⼦ // (‎ ⼦ ‎) 2F26 KANGXI RADICAL CHILD .. // (‎ 子 ‎) 5B50 CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5B50 ..
  10. https://util.unicode.org/UnicodeJsps/character.jsp?a=2F26 ⼦ 2F26 KANGXI RADICAL CHILD Han Script id: allowed confuse: ..
  11. https://util.unicode.org/UnicodeJsps/character.jsp?a=5B50 子 5B50 CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5B50 Han Script id: restricted confuse: ..