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Re: Lexical order of Hiragana/Katakana?

On Fri 2004-07-23 at 05:15h, Changwoo Ryu wrote on debian-japanese:
> I want to ask about the lexical order of Hiragana/Katakana.
> In the Unicode Hiragana [1] /Katakana [2] charts, every "small" letters
> appear just before their "big" ones.  For example (UTF-8 warning),
> But I thought big ones should appear first..  I know a little
> Japanese and know that the small letters are used less than the big
> ones.  What is the typical lexical order of the big letters and the
> small letters?

According to JIS X 4061 (Collation of Japanese character string),
small kana come before normal ("big") kana. See for example:


-- Niklas Matthies

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