U+4E21 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 two, both, pair, couple; a tael, ounce. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is liǎng.

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+4E21 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:

A Ryō (両) was a gold currency unit in pre-Meiji Japan Shakkanhō system. It was eventually replaced with a system based on the yen.


System Representation
UTF-8 E4 B8 A1
UTF-16 4E 21
UTF-32 00 00 4E 21
URL-Quoted %E4%B8%A1
HTML-Escape 両
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 両
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) CE BE
Pīnyīn liǎng
IRG_GSource GE-2126
IRG_HSource H-99
IRG_JSource J0-4E3E
IRG_KPSource KP1-341
IRG_KSource K2-2126
IRG_TSource T3-2261
CCCII 333323
CNS1986 E-2261
CNS1992 3-2261
EACC 333323
Jis0 4630
KPS1 3415


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-4E21
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) 両
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 両
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 両
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 両
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 両
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 両
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 両
Case Folding (cf) 両
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 両
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) 両
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) AJH
kIRG_GSource (kIRG_GSource) GE-2126
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) H-99
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J0-4E3E
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP1-341
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K2-2126
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T3-2261
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 0157.070
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten (kIRGDaiKanwaZiten) 00046
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 10019.010
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 0078.101
kCangjie (kCangjie) MLBU
kCantonese (kCantonese) loeng5
kCCCII (kCCCII) 333323
kCihaiT (kCihaiT) 37.201
kCNS1986 (kCNS1986) E-2261
kCNS1992 (kCNS1992) 3-2261
kCowles (kCowles) 2323
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 0157.070
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) two, both, pair, couple; a tael, ounce
kEACC (kEACC) 333323
kFennIndex (kFennIndex) 301.05
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 1022.7
kHanYu (kHanYu) 10019.010
kJapaneseKun (kJapaneseKun) FUTATSU
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) RYOU
kJis0 (kJis0) 4630
kKangXi (kKangXi) 0078.101
kKorean (kKorean) LYANG
kKPS1 (kKPS1) 3415
kLau (kLau) 1865
kMandarin (kMandarin) liǎng
kMatthews (kMatthews) 3953
kMeyerWempe (kMeyerWempe) 1539
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 00046
kNelson (kNelson) 0034 0047
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 799
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+3974+1.1.5
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 1.5
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 1.5
Semantic Variant (kSemanticVariant) 兩两
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 6
z Variant (kZVariant) 兩
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) 両
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) 両
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)