U+4E19 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 third; 3rd heavenly stem. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is b.

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+4E19 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 ten Celestial or Heavenly Stems (Chinese: 天干; pinyin: tiāngān) are a Chinese system of ordinals that first appear during the Shang dynasty, ca. 1250 BC, as the names of the ten days of the week. They were also used in Shang-period ritual as names for dead family members, who were offered sacrifices on the corresponding day of the Shang week. The Heavenly Stems were used in combination with the Earthly Branches, a similar cycle of twelve days, to produce a compound cycle of sixty days. Subsequently, the Heavenly Stems lost their original function as names for days of the week and dead kin, and acquired many other uses, the most prominent and long lasting of which was their use together with the Earthly Branches as a 60-year calendrical cycle.


System Representation
UTF-8 E4 B8 99
UTF-16 4E 19
UTF-32 00 00 4E 19
URL-Quoted %E4%B8%99
HTML-Escape 丙
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 丙
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) DC B0
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) CA BA
Pīnyīn b
IRG_GSource G0-317B
IRG_HSource HB1-
IRG_JSource J0-4A3A
IRG_KSource K0-5C30
IRG_TSource T1-455F
IRG_VSource V1-4A3
BigFive A4FE
CCCII 21302C
CNS1986 1-455F
CNS1992 1-455F
EACC 21302C
GB0 1791
GB1 1791
Jis0 4226
KSC0 6016
MainlandTelegraph 0014
TaiwanTelegraph 0014
Xerox 252:171

Related Characters

  • ㆛


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-4E19
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) 丙
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 丙
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 丙
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 丙
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 丙
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 丙
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 丙
Case Folding (cf) 丙
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 丙
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) 丙
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) G0-317B
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) HB1-
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J0-4A3A
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP0-DDF
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K0-5C30
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T1-455F
kIRG_VSource (kIRG_VSource) V1-4A3
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 0156.040
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten (kIRGDaiKanwaZiten) 00035
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 10016.030
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 0078.020
kBigFive (kBigFive) A4FE
kCangjie (kCangjie) MOB
kCantonese (kCantonese) bing2
kCCCII (kCCCII) 21302C
kCihaiT (kCihaiT) 36.501
kCNS1986 (kCNS1986) 1-455F
kCNS1992 (kCNS1992) 1-455F
kCowles (kCowles) 3305
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 0156.040
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) third; 3rd heavenly stem
kEACC (kEACC) 21302C
kFenn (kFenn) 445F
kFennIndex (kFennIndex) 414.05
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 1022.7
kFrequency (kFrequency) 4
kGB0 (kGB0) 1791
kGB1 (kGB1) 1791
kGradeLevel (kGradeLevel) 1
kGSR (kGSR) 0757a
kHangul (kHangul)
kHanYu (kHanYu) 10016.030
kHanyuPinlu (kHanyuPinlu) bǐng(30)
kHanyuPinyin (kHanyuPinyin) 10016.030:bǐng,bìng
kHKGlyph (kHKGlyph) 0012
kJapaneseKun (kJapaneseKun) HINOE
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) HEI HYOU
kJis0 (kJis0) 4226
kKangXi (kKangXi) 0078.020
kKorean (kKorean) PYENG
kKPS0 (kKPS0) DDF9
kKSC0 (kKSC0) 6016
kMainlandTelegraph (kMainlandTelegraph) 0014
kMandarin (kMandarin) bǐng
kMatthews (kMatthews) 5284
kMeyerWempe (kMeyerWempe) 2374a
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 00035
kNelson (kNelson) 0022
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 1053
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+3594+1.1.4 V+14009+1.1.4
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 1.4
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 1.4
kSBGY (kSBGY) 315.52
kTaiwanTelegraph (kTaiwanTelegraph) 0014
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 5
kVietnamese (kVietnamese) bính
kXerox (kXerox) 252:171
kXHC1983 (kXHC1983) 0078.020:bǐng
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) 丙
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) 丙
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)