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Glyph for U+4E11
Source: Noto CJK

U+4E11 CJK Unified Ideo­graph-​4E11

U+4E11 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block U+4E00 to U+9FFF CJK Unified Ideographs in the U+0000 to U+FFFF Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Other Letter and is mainly used in the Han script. The Unihan Database defines it as clown, comedian; 2nd terrestrial branch. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is chǒu.

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+4E11 behaves as Ideographic regarding line breaks. It has type Other Letter for sentence and Other for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

The Ox () is the second of the 12-year periodic sequence (cycle) of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar, and also appears in related calendar systems. The Chinese term translated here as ox is in Chinese niú (牛), a word generally referring to cows, bulls, or neutered types of the bovine family, such as common cattle or water buffalo. The zodiacal ox may be construed as male, female, neutered, hermaphroditic, and either singular or plural. The Year of the Ox is also denoted by the Earthly Branch symbol chǒu (丑). The term "zodiac" ultimately derives from an Ancient Greek term referring to a "circle of little animals". There are also a yearly month of the ox and a daily hour of the ox (Chinese double hour, 1:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.). Years of the oxen (cows) are cyclically differentiated by correlation to the Heavenly Stems cycle, resulting in a repeating cycle of five years of the ox/cow (over a sixty-year period), each ox/cow year also being associated with one of the Chinese wǔxíng, also known as the "five elements", or "phases": the "Five Phases" being Fire (火 huǒ), Water (水 shuǐ), Wood (木 ), Metal (金 jīn), and Earth (土 ). The Year of the Ox follows after the Year of the Rat (the first year of the zodiacal cycle) which happened in 2020 and is then followed by the Year of the Tiger, which happened in 2022.


System Representation
UTF-8 E4 B8 91
UTF-16 4E 11
UTF-32 00 00 4E 11
URL-Quoted %E4%B8%91
HTML-Escape 丑
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 丑
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) F5 E4
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) B1 AF
Pīnyīn chǒu


Complete Record

Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode 1 Name
Block CJK Unified Ideographs
General Category Other Letter
Script Han
Bidirectional Category Left To Right
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+4E11 CJK Unified Ideograph-4E11
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+4E11 CJK Unified Ideograph-4E11
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+4E11 CJK Unified Ideograph-4E11
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+4E11 CJK Unified Ideograph-4E11
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+4E11 CJK Unified Ideograph-4E11
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+4E11 CJK Unified Ideograph-4E11
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+4E11 CJK Unified Ideograph-4E11
Case Folding Glyph for U+4E11 CJK Unified Ideograph-4E11
ASCII Hex Digit
Bidi Control
Bidi Mirrored
Composition Exclusion
Case Ignorable
Changes When Casefolded
Changes When Casemapped
Changes When NFKC Casefolded
Changes When Lowercased
Changes When Titlecased
Changes When Uppercased
Full Composition Exclusion
Default Ignorable Code Point
Emoji Modifier Base
Emoji Component
Emoji Modifier
Emoji Presentation
Extended Pictographic
FC NFKC Closure Glyph for U+4E11 CJK Unified Ideograph-4E11
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
ID Continue
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
Indic Mantra Category
Indic Positional Category NA
Indic Syllabic Category Other
Jamo Short Name
Join Control
Logical Order Exception
Noncharacter Code Point
NFC Quick Check Yes
NFD Quick Check Yes
NFKC Casefold Glyph for U+4E11 CJK Unified Ideograph-4E11
NFKC Quick Check Yes
NFKD Quick Check Yes
Other Alphabetic
Other Default Ignorable Code Point
Other Grapheme Extend
Other ID Continue
Other ID Start
Other Lowercase
Other Math
Other Uppercase
Prepended Concatenation Mark
Pattern Syntax
Pattern White Space
Quotation Mark
Regional Indicator
Sentence Break Other Letter
Soft Dotted
Sentence Terminal
Terminal Punctuation
Unified Ideograph
Variation Selector
Word Break Other
White Space
XID Continue
XID Start
Expands On NFC
Expands On NFD
Expands On NFKC
Expands On NFKD
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+4E11 CJK Unified Ideograph-4E11
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
East Asian Width Wide
Hangul Syllable Type Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment
Joining Group No_Joining_Group
Joining Type Non Joining
Line Break Ideographic
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+4E11 CJK Unified Ideograph-4E11
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation U
Big Five Mapping A4A1
CCCII Mapping 213028
CNS 11643-1986 Mapping 1-4460
CNS 11643-1992 Mapping 1-4460
Cangjie Input Code NG
kCantonese cau2
kCihaiT 34.504
kCowles 472
kDaeJaweon 0154.040
Unihan Definition clown, comedian; 2nd terrestrial branch
kEACC 275D30
kFenn 676G
kFennIndex 92.10
kFourCornerCode 1710.5
kFrequency 5
kGB0 1983
kGB1 8809
kGSR 1076a
kHKGlyph 0008
kHanYu 10012.070
kHangul 축:0E
kHanyuPinlu chǒu(31)
kHanyuPinyin 10012.070:chǒu
kIRGDaeJaweon 0154.040
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten 00023
kIRGHanyuDaZidian 10012.070
kIRGKangXi 0077.040
kIRG_GSource G0-3373
kIRG_HSource HB1-A4A1
kIRG_JSource J0-312F
kIRG_KPSource KP0-EEC9
kIRG_KSource K0-7564
kIRG_TSource T1-4460
kIRG_VSource V1-4A2C
kJapaneseKun USHI
kJapaneseOn CHUU CHU
kJinmeiyoKanji 2010
kJis0 1715
kKSC0 8568
kKangXi 0077.040
kKoreanEducationHanja 2007
kLau 229
kMainlandTelegraph 0010
kMandarin chǒu
kMatthews 1330
kMeyerWempe 179a
kMorohashi 00023
kNelson 0013
kPhonetic 90 1513
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) C+1233+1.1.3
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) 1.3
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) 1.3
kSBGY 322.06
Simplified Variant Glyph for U+4E11 CJK Unified Ideograph-4E11
kTGH 2013:177
kTGHZ2013 049.010,049.020:chǒu
Taiwanese Telegraph Code 0010
Stroke Number 4
Traditional Variant Glyph for U+4E11 CJK Unified Ideograph-4E11 Glyph for U+919C U+919C
UnihanCore2020 Set GHJKMPT
Quốc ngữ Pronunciation sửu
kXHC1983 0153.090:chǒu
Xerox Code 253:252