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Character
Unicode name KATAKANA-HIRAGANA PROLONGED SOUND MARK
Unicode block Katakana
Codepoint U+30FC
See also:

Japanese[edit]

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Syllable[edit]

‎(romaji ¯)

  1. the long vowel mark: 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)