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       Walk and RADICAL WALK

X2FA1 is Unicode character number 12193, KanjiRadical, RADICAL WALK [1].
uses 3 bytes: %e2%be%a1 ; 226 190 161 in the decimal representation.


can be pronounced Shinnyou, しんにょう and may refer to advance, move ahead [2].

X2FA1 is easy to confuse with character X8FB5 [3] that has similar image, similar pronunciation and similar meaning.

or WalkU: Car advances through water



There are 5 Unicode characters, that are synonyms of X2FA1 and X8FB5 :

Boston-belle isle marsh.jpg
WalkOne356 1000.jpg

X2ECC [4], KanjiRadical, Walk0, SIMPLIFIED WALK

X2ECD [5], KanjiRadical, Walk1, WALK ONE

X2ECE [6], KanjiRadical, Walk2, WALK TWO

X8FB6 [7], KanjiLiberal, Walk3

XFA66 [8], KanjiConfudal, Walk4

Set of the five Unicode characters above is denoted with term WalkU.
Word WalkU by itself also can be treated as synonym of X2FA1 and X8FB5 .

It is amazing, but the last word in term WALK ONE or WALK TWO does not seem to indicate number of walking persons (as it is shown in figures at right).
This could be related with the poor presentation of these characters in the default fonts; the characters look too similar with others.


Comparison of similar characters X2FA1 , X8FB5 is shown below.

⾡,辵 This way they look at your computer

WalkM.png this way they look with the Macintosh default font


In century 21, the computer support of characters of Japanese is underdeveloped.
Up to year 2021, there is no united standard for the default font, that would allow each character to look the same at various computers, but different from other characters.
Apparently, the opposite cases take place: the character looks different with the default font of different operational systems, but similar to other characters at the same computer. This causes confuses.

In particular, this refers to character X2FA1 .

Characters X2FA1 , X8FB5 cause confusion. Evan a native Japanese speaker, watching , , is unlikely to answer:
Which of them is X2FA1?
Which of them is X8FB5?

Characre is qualified as Chinese[9] and is Japanese [10]; it could specify citizenship of a walker (Chinese or Japanese), or the country (China or Japan) where the walk is performed. However, these characters look similar; looking at such a character, it is difficult to guess, is it Chinese or Japanese kanji.

However, these characters can be distinguished with PHP program du1.t, using command

php du1.t ⾡辵

but this is not convenient to do this each time, when some of these two characters appear in the text and the reader/writer tries to guess, is it Chinese or Japanese. Neither nor is allowed in Tarja.


Due to the confusion with graphic presentation of characters X2FA1 and X8FB5 , none of these kanjis is allowed in Tarja. Character X2FA1 can be translated into Tarja in the following way:

Shinnyou or しんにょう, if refers to street, movement, or advance.

Shinnyuu or しんじゅう, naka, なか, kimasu, きます, if refers to entry, penetration, coming in.



X2FA1, or RADICAL WALK, if necessary to distinguish it from character X8FB5 .


This article is based on the descriptions of character X2FA1 in dictionaries and other sites (rather than on the appearance in the literature or in the causal talking). On the base of the descriptions, the relative images had been searched. Some of them are collected below.

Boston-belle isle marsh.jpg Snapwire-vw-fit-walking.JPG Walk602.jpg Photo-1623085094152-489328c6e9ca.jpeg WalkOne259185.jpg UnderRain16899529.jpg Mother-1077334 960 720.jpg Old-friends-555527 960 720.jpg Children-run-running-girls-preview.jpg TresMujeresCaminando.jpeg FourPeopleWalking.jpeg Photo-1597120590849-a1d5a743d155.jpeg DLYW-Become-a-member-2-735.jpg 2021.07.21.ChinaRain.jpg


  1. https://util.unicode.org/UnicodeJsps/character.jsp?a=2FA1 2FA1 KANGXI RADICAL WALK Han Script id: allowed confuse: ..
  2. https://kanjialive.com/214-traditional-kanji-radicals/ .. to advance, move ahead しんにょう ..
  3. https://util.unicode.org/UnicodeJsps/character.jsp?a=8FB5 8FB5 CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-8FB5 Han Script id: restricted confuse: ..
  4. https://util.unicode.org/UnicodeJsps/character.jsp?a=2ECC 2ECC CJK RADICAL SIMPLIFIED WALK Han Script id: allowed confuse: , , ..
  5. https://util.unicode.org/UnicodeJsps/character.jsp?a=2ECD 2ECD CJK RADICAL WALK ONE Han Script id: allowed confuse: , , ..
  6. https://util.unicode.org/UnicodeJsps/character.jsp?a=2ECE 2ECE CJK RADICAL WALK TWO Han Script id: allowed confuse: none ..
  7. https://util.unicode.org/UnicodeJsps/character.jsp?a=8FB6 8FB6 CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-8FB6 Han Script id: restricted confuse: , , ..
  8. https://util.unicode.org/UnicodeJsps/character.jsp?a=FA66 FA66 CJK COMPATIBILITY IDEOGRAPH-FA66 Han Script id: allowed confuse: , , ..
  9. https://www.kanshudo.com/kanji/⾡ means 'move' and is a Chinese variant of ..
  10. https://www.kanshudo.com/kanji/辵 means 'move' 辵 Animation / stroke order not available. CHALLENGE DRAW Strokes : 7 Radical number: 162 Usefulness: 8 Intermediate lesson: - Beginner lesson: - Begins 0 words Used in 1 word Not used as a component Hyōgaiji (表外字) Additional readings On チャク