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Chart of hentaigana from O'Neill's A Reader of Handwritten Japanese
Mastering Hentaigana - jstor
Mastering Hentaigana. AILEEN GATTEN. kanaClassic: An Electronic Guide to Learning Classical Japanese Kana.
Hentaigana Proposal - Unicode
Feb 15, 2009 A proposal for encoding the hentaigana characters. 2. Requester's name: Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven.
L2/15-239 - Unicode
Sep 18, 2015 Yes. Proposed name of script: HENTAIGANA b. The proposal is for addition of character(s) to an existing block: Yes.
L2/16-085 (Status of hentaigana proposal) - Unicode
Apr 21, 2016 L2/16-085. Title: Status of hentaigana proposal. Source: Ken Lunde (Adobe).

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「The Hentaigana App/変体仮名あぷり」リリース、現代人の“変体仮名”読む力を養成
早稲田大学文学学術院は、現代人が“変体仮名”を読む力を身に付けるためのスマートフォンアプリ「The Hentaigana App/変体仮名あぷり」を無料公開した。Android版が10月29日にリリースされたのに続き、iOS版も11月4日にリリースされた。それぞれGoogle Play、App Store ...
Neue Hentaigana-App der Waseda Universität
Ein Schelm, wer böses bei dem Wort Hentaigana denkt und beim öffnen dieses Artikels leicht bekleidete Frauen erwartete! Nichts ferner als das, denn Hentaigana sind alte japanische Schriftzeichen und genau dazu hat die Waseda Universität in Kooperation ...
源氏物語から蕎麦屋の看板までマスター 変体仮名あぷり・The Hentaigana App 早大・UCLAで共同開発
早稲田大学文学学術院は、漢字をくずした書体として「源氏物語」をはじめ日本の多くの古典で使用されている「変体仮名」の美しさを再発見し、近代の主要な計327字の読み方をゲーム感覚で身につけられる無料スマートフォンアプリのAndroid版を2015年10月29日に、iOS版 ...
Japanese woman celebrates 100th birthday, boggles netizens' minds with unusual
Turning 100 years old is indeed a great achievement.
New app helps students learn to read ancient Japanese writing form
That's what Michael Emmerich is counting on as he joins forces with scholars at one of Japan's best universities, Waseda University in Tokyo, to develop and launch a new app, called the Hentaigana App, now available for Google's Android and Apple's iOS ...

Suggested Web Resources

Hentaigana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the Japanese writing system, hentaigana (変体仮名, "variant kana") are obsolete or nonstandard hiragana. They include both stylistic variants of current ...
The Hentaigana App -
In modern times, these traditional kana came to be known as hentaigana, or " variant kana.” The kanji from which hentaigana were derived are called jibo, ...
Hentaigana: How Japanese Went from Illegible to Legible in 100 ...
Jan 25, 2012 Those different ways of writing hiragana were called hentaigana (変体仮名). No, not that kind of hentai. In this case, hentai translates to "variant" ...
Chart of hentaigana from O'Neill's A Reader of Handwritten Japanese
Japanese woman celebrates 100th birthday, boggles netizens ...
Feb 13, 2014 Not to be confused with the homophone hentai as in “pervert,” hentaigana means an “alternative kana” or different way of writing existing letters ...

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