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U+30FC, ー
KATAKANA-HIRAGANA PROLONGED SOUND MARK

[U+30FB]
Katakana
[U+30FD]
U+FF70, ー
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA-HIRAGANA PROLONGED SOUND MARK

[U+FF6F]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FF71]
See also:

Japanese[edit]

Syllable[edit]

‎(romaji ¯)

  1. The long-vowel mark, which marks a long vowel in katakana (and less commonly in hiragana) when placed after a syllable.

Usage notes[edit]

This mark appears as a horizontal line in horizontal writing (横書き) and as a vertical line in vertical writing (縦書き). The Japanese names are 長音符(chōonpu), 音引き(onbiki) or 棒引き(bōbiki)

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