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Re: Lexical order of Hiragana/Katakana?



On Fri, 23 Jul 2004 01:58:39 +0200
Niklas Matthies <ml/debian-japanese@nmhq.net> wrote:

> 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:
> 
>    http://homepage1.nifty.com/nomenclator/perl/ShiftJIS-Collate.html

Yes, In Code-table order small kana come before normal ("big") kana.
But In lexical order I (usually) do NOT make  a distinction between
small and normal. 

e.g.
きつく < きっと


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