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American shad[1] as

, X9B5A is Unicode character number 39770, KanjiLiberal, Sakana.

in Japanese, can be pronounced as さかな, sakana, denoting a generic fish.

[2] is easy to confuse with [3].


The two unicode characters, and look similar, have similar pronunciation さかな and similar meaning, fish. Both these characters are qualified as Sakana.

In order to distinguish Sakana characters, some programming is necessary.

The Utf8 encoding of Sakana characters can be revealed with PHP program du.t;

php du.t ⿂


The array has 6 bytes; here is its splitting:
e2 bf 82 e9 ad 9a
array(2) {
  string(3) "⿂"
  string(3) "魚"

Unicode character number 12226 id est, X2FC2
Picture:  ; uses 3 bytes. These bytes are:
XE2 XBF X82 in the hexadecimal representation and
226 191 130 in the decimal representation

Unicode character number 39770 id est, X9B5A
Picture:  ; uses 3 bytes. These bytes are:
XE9 XAD X9A in the hexadecimal representation and
233 173 154 in the decimal representation


looks as overlap of

katakana ( X30AF) at the top


KanjiRadical X2F65 or KanjiLiberal Х7530


four sticks at the bottom, for example, one slash / (X002F) and three backslashes \ (X005C)


  1. American Shad Alosa sapidissima (A.K.A. White shad, Common shad, Atlantic shad) Key Distinguishing Markings: A large and distinctive shoulder spot may be followed ​by several faint spots. American shad also have sharp saw-like scales or "scutes" along the belly. The lower jaw does not extend further than upper jaw. .. Size: At 20-24 inches, American shad are the largest (and considered the most delicious) of all the shads. American shad are noticeably larger than hickory shad. American shad can reach a length of 30 inches.​
  2. 9B5A CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-9B5A Han Script id: restricted confuse:
  3. 2FC2 KANGXI RADICAL FISH Han Script id: allowed confuse:


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