Is there a Japanese character for the word Unicode? (from Re: Unicode Haiku Contest)

From: William_J_G Overington (
Date: Fri Dec 18 2009 - 03:43:52 CST

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    At the time of writing this post, I do not know any Japanese.

    I went to and clicked on Language Tools.

    I then used the facility to translate the following from English into Japanese.

    Apricot flowers
    The structure of Unicode
    Both are beautiful

    I then translated the result from Japanese into English.

    Interestingly, the word Unicode goes through in Latin characters.

    I wondered whether that is because there is no character for Unicode or whether there is one and it is just not in the database being used for the translation.

    I have since learned that the word Unicode could be expressed phonetically using Katakana characters.

    Yet I am wondering whether there is a complete character for the word Unicode and, if there is not, could one be devised?

    William Overington

    18 December 2009

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