PHONETIC function

This article describes the formula syntax and usage of the PHONETIC  function in Microsoft Excel.

Description

Extracts the phonetic (furigana) characters from a text string.

Syntax

PHONETIC(reference)

The PHONETIC function syntax has the following arguments:

  • Reference    Required. Text string or a reference to a single cell or a range of cells that contain a furigana text string.

Remarks

  • If reference is a range of cells, the furigana text string in the upper-left corner cell of the range is returned.

  • If the reference is a range of nonadjacent cells, the #N/A error value is returned.

Example

If cells C4 contains " tokyo tokyo tokyo " and cell B7 contains " osaka osaka osaka ", the following are true:

=PHONETIC(C4) equals " tokyo tokyo tokyo tokyo tokyo tokyo "

=PHONETIC(B7) equals " osaka osaka osaka osaka osaka "

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