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Carp as sakana[1]



, X2FC2 is Unicode character number 12226, KanjiRadical.

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

is easy to confuse with .


KanjiRadical , X2FC2 [2] is easy to confuse with
KanjiLiberal , X9B5A [3]; their images look very similar.
In order to distinguish these characters, some programming is necessary.

The Utf8 encoding of 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)


KanjiRadical X2FC2, and
KanjiLiberal X9B5A, have similar graphics, similar pronunciation and similar meaning.

Even for a native Japanese speaker, looking at characters , , is difficult to answer:
Which if them is KanjiRadical X2FC2?
Which if them is KanjiLiberal X9B5A?

For this reason, these two characters are combnined in the Class of equivalence Sakana.

Them Sakana may refer:
to KanjiRadical X2FC2, ,
to KanjiLiberal X9B5A, ,
to the set of these two kanjis,
to sound さかな (common for these two characters) and
to any fish from an ocean, sea, lake, river, swamp or aquarium.


  1. ID 14205016 © . carp fish,white background,fish carp,fish,carp,white,fresh,food,meat,isolated,diet,scale,one,ingredient,single,raw. (2021)
  2. 2FC2 KANGXI RADICAL FISH Han Script id: allowed confuse:
  3. 9B5A CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-9B5A Han Script id: restricted confuse:


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