With “phonetikana” You Can Easily Read Katakana

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Want to learn katakana? Here is a perfect font to read it!!


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They were designed by a graphic designer Michael Johnson and his team at johnson banks in London.

They call the font “phonetikana”. Each katakana is written the pronunciation on it!!


For example, a Japanese clothing store UNIQLO is written like this in katakana.


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And pronounced “yoo nee koo roh”.


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Another example, “toh ma toh”= tomato.


(c)johnson banks design limited 2009



The design is stylish and it will be very useful at tourist sites in Japan.

I wonder if they can design hiragana version of it as “phonetigana” (^o^)/


To see more “phonetikana” work, visit Johnson banks website.



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