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ひ (hi) is listed under "h"
カ (ka) is listed under "k"
Kanji, I dont know... but my guess is that in a Kanji dictionary for the basic 1945 Kanji, it would be listed by number...? But thats my guess...
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Anyway, from their it's divided according to the # of strokes. Atarashi for example is a 1-9-4. The character is in the first category (right/left) and the left side has 9 strokes and the right has 4.
If you're talking about a dictionary that's in kana, isn't that usually in the order of vowels, k~, s~, etc.? In romanji dictionaries it's usually just alphabetical order, right? Anyway, I hope something in this helps you out.
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Kanji dictionaries for English-speaking learners of Japanese will always have their own lookup system. You'll have to read the preface to understand how each system works.
Japanese Kanji dictionaries will list kanji by:
1) stroke order of the dominant radical (knowing what this can be an art form)
2) the radical (the order of these may change from one dictionary to the next - check the index)
3) the count of the remaining strokes
So, with the kanji: 萩、文、茶、主
you would get: 文、主、茶、萩
The kanji dictionary for English speakers which matches the Japanese system the closest is "Nelson's Japanese-English Character Dictionary." It doesn't streamline the radical system to the extent that Japanese dictionaries do (for example, with 茶, from above, the "grass" radical on top on indexed by it's classical stroke count - 6, not its current stroke count of 3), but is closer than other dictionaries.
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