Double vowels in katakana

I learned that katakana typically uses a dash to extend vowel sounds as opposed to adding a vowel as in hiragana, but I found out that Kirby’s name is written as カービィ. Is there a difference with カービー or is it just a case-by-case thing?


There’s this question about it:

Apparently, it’s so it’s Kirby instead of Kirbi, which is what I thought. :stuck_out_tongue:
But there’s not really much else in that answer.


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