U+4E08 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block CJK Unified Ideographs in the Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Other Letter and is mainly used in the Han script. The Unihan Database defines it as unit of length equal 3.3 meters; gentleman, man, husband. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is zh.

The glyph is not a composition. It has a Wide East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Left To Right and is not mirrored. In text U+4E08 behaves as Ideographic regarding line breaks. It has type OLetter for sentence and Other for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

The chi is a traditional Chinese unit of length. Although it is often translated as the "Chinese foot", its length was originally derived from the length of the human forearm, similar to the ancient cubit. It first appeared during China's Shang dynasty approximately 3000 years ago and has since been adopted by other East Asian cultures such as Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. Its present value is standardized around a third of a meter, although the exact standards vary among the mainland of the People's Republic of China, its special administrative region of Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

In its ancient and modern forms, the chi is divided into 10 smaller units known as cun (the "Chinese inch") and 10 chi together form one zhang.


System Representation
UTF-8 E4 B8 88
UTF-16 4E 08
UTF-32 00 00 4E 08
URL-Quoted %E4%B8%88
HTML-Escape 丈
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 丈
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) ED DB
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) BE E6
Pīnyīn zh
IRG_GSource G0-5549
IRG_HSource HB1-
IRG_JSource J0-3E66
IRG_KPSource KP0-E6D
IRG_KSource K0-6D5B
IRG_TSource T1-4437
IRG_VSource V1-4A2
BigFive A456
CCCII 213027
CNS1986 1-4437
CNS1992 1-4437
EACC 213027
GB0 5341
GB1 5341
Jis0 3070
KSC0 7759
MainlandTelegraph 0004
TaiwanTelegraph 0004
Xerox 246:341


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-4E08
Unicode 1 Name (na1)
Block (blk) CJK
General Category (gc) Other Letter
Script (sc) Han
Bidirectional Category (bc) Left To Right
Combining Class (ccc) Not Reordered
Decomposition Type (dt) None
Decomposition Mapping (dm) 丈
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 丈
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 丈
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 丈
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 丈
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 丈
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 丈
Case Folding (cf) 丈
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 丈
Bidi Paired Bracket Type (bpt) None
Cased (Cased)
Composition Exclusion (CE)
Case Ignorable (CI)
Full Composition Exclusion (Comp_Ex)
Changes When Casefolded (CWCF)
Changes When Casemapped (CWCM)
Changes When NFKC Casefolded (CWKCF)
Changes When Lowercased (CWL)
Changes When Titlecased (CWT)
Changes When Uppercased (CWU)
Dash (Dash)
Deprecated (Dep)
Default Ignorable Code Point (DI)
Diacritic (Dia)
East Asian Width (ea) Wide
Extender (Ext)
FC NFKC Closure (FC_NFKC) 丈
Grapheme Cluster Break (GCB) Any
Grapheme Base (Gr_Base)
Grapheme Extend (Gr_Ext)
Hex Digit (Hex)
Hangul Syllable Type (hst) Not Applicable
Hyphen (Hyphen)
ID Continue (IDC)
Ideographic (Ideo)
ID Start (IDS)
IDS Binary Operator (IDSB)
IDS Trinary Operator and (IDST)
Indic Positional Category (InPC) NA
Indic Syllabic Category (InSC) Other
ISO 10646 Comment (isc)
Joining Group (jg) No_Joining_Group
Join Control (Join_C)
Jamo Short Name (JSN)
Joining Type (jt) Non Joining
kIICore (kIICore) AGT
kIRG_GSource (kIRG_GSource) G0-5549
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) HB1-
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J0-3E66
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP0-E6D
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K0-6D5B
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T1-4437
kIRG_VSource (kIRG_VSource) V1-4A2
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 0137.080
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten (kIRGDaiKanwaZiten) 00011
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 10009.020
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 0076.040
kBigFive (kBigFive) A456
kCangjie (kCangjie) JK
kCantonese (kCantonese) zoeng6
kCCCII (kCCCII) 213027
kCihaiT (kCihaiT) 10.605
kCNS1986 (kCNS1986) 1-4437
kCNS1992 (kCNS1992) 1-4437
kCowles (kCowles) 201
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 0137.080
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) unit of length equal 3.3 meters; gentleman, man, husband
kEACC (kEACC) 213027
kFenn (kFenn) 168B
kFennIndex (kFennIndex) 16.03
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 5000.0
kFrequency (kFrequency) 4
kGB0 (kGB0) 5341
kGB1 (kGB1) 5341
kGradeLevel (kGradeLevel) 2
kGSR (kGSR) 0722a
kHangul (kHangul)
kHanYu (kHanYu) 10009.020
kHanyuPinlu (kHanyuPinlu) zhàng(112)
kHanyuPinyin (kHanyuPinyin) 10009.020:zhàng
kHKGlyph (kHKGlyph) 0007
kJapaneseKun (kJapaneseKun) TAKE DAKE
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) JOU CHOU
kJis0 (kJis0) 3070
kKangXi (kKangXi) 0076.040
kKorean (kKorean) CANG
kKPS0 (kKPS0) E6DD
kKSC0 (kKSC0) 7759
kLau (kLau) 1407
kMainlandTelegraph (kMainlandTelegraph) 0004
kMandarin (kMandarin) zhàng
kMatthews (kMatthews) 200
kMeyerWempe (kMeyerWempe) 216
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 00011
kNelson (kNelson) 0151
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 116
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+2510+1.1.2 V+13463+1.1.2
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 1.2
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 1.2
kSBGY (kSBGY) 312.03
kTaiwanTelegraph (kTaiwanTelegraph) 0004
kTang (kTang) *djhiɑ̌ng djhiɑ̌ng
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 3
kVietnamese (kVietnamese) trượng
kXerox (kXerox) 246:341
kXHC1983 (kXHC1983) 1457.020:zhàng
Line Break (lb) Ideographic
Logical Order Exception (LOE)
Math (Math)
Noncharacter Code Point (NChar)
NFC Quick Check (NFC_QC) Yes
NFD Quick Check (NFD_QC) Yes
NFKC Casefold (NFKC_CF) 丈
NFKC Quick Check (NFKC_QC) Yes
NFKD Quick Check (NFKD_QC) Yes
Numeric Type (nt) None
Numeric Value (nv) NaN
Other Alphabetic (OAlpha)
Other Default Ignorable Code Point (ODI)
Other Grapheme Extend (OGr_Ext)
Other ID Continue (OIDC)
Other ID Start (OIDS)
Other Lowercase (OLower)
Other Math (OMath)
Other Uppercase (OUpper)
Pattern Syntax (Pat_Syn)
Pattern White Space (Pat_WS)
Quotation Mark (QMark)
Radical (Radical)
Sentence Break (SB) OLetter
Simple Case Folding (scf) 丈
Script Extension (scx) Han
Soft Dotted (SD)
STerm (STerm)
Terminal Punctuation (Term)
Unified Ideograph (UIdeo)
Variation Selector (VS)
Word Break (WB) Other
White Space (WSpace)
XID Continue (XIDC)
XID Start (XIDS)
Expands On NFC (XO_NFC)
Expands On NFD (XO_NFD)
Expands On NFKC (XO_NFKC)
Expands On NFKD (XO_NFKD)