U+4E4C 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 crow, rook, raven; black, dark. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is w.

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+4E4C 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:

Wu may refer to:


  • Wu (region) (吳), a region in China, associated with:
    • Wu Chinese, a variety of spoken Chinese spoken in the Wu region
    • Wu (state), a state in the Wu region during the Spring and Autumn Period
    • Wu (city), its eponymous capital at modern Suzhou
    • Eastern Wu, also called Kingdom of Wu or Sun Wu, a state in southeastern China during the Three Kingdoms Period
    • Li Zitong, who declared a brief Wu Dynasty during the Sui–Tang interregnum
    • Wu (Ten Kingdoms), one of the kingdoms during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period
    • Wuyue, one of the kingdoms during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period


  • Wu (surname) (or Woo), several different Chinese surnames
    • Wu Zixu, famous general in the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history
    • Ta-You Wu (1907–2000), Chinese-born physicist
    • Chien-Shiung Wu (1912–1997), Chinese-born physicist
    • David Wu (1955–), a United States Congressman from Oregon
    • Harry Wu (1937–), a human rights activist
    • Jason Wu, Taiwanese Canadian fashion designer
    • Tim Wu, a legal academic
    • Wu Wenjun (1919–), mathematician
    • Yi Wu (1912–1945), a member of Korea's imperial family
    • Wu Yi, Vice Premier of China
    • Kevin Wu, better known as KevJumba, YouTube celebrity
    • Wu, nickname of the singer of alternative rock band This Et Al
    • Wu Qingyuan, better known by the Japanese pronunciation of his name, Go Seigen, leading player of Go (game)
    • Chun Wu, past member of Fahrenheit 飛輪海 Fei Lun Hai (Taiwanese Band), actor and Own 3 Fitness Zone in Brunei
    • Wu Daozi, a Chinese artist of the Tang Dynasty
  • A number of Chinese emperors
    • Emperor Wu of Han, one of the most influential and important emperors of the Han dynasty
    • Emperor Wu of Jin
    • Emperor Wu of Liang
    • Empress Wu (Wu Zetian) of the Zhou Dynasty
    • Cao Cao, also known as Emperor Wu of Wei
  • Fictional people
    • Mr. Wu, a character from the TV series Deadwood
    • Mr. Wu, a character referred to in songs by George Formby
    • Sgt. Wu, a character from the TV series Grimm
    • Sensei Wu, a character in Ninjago:Masters of Spinjitzu.

Wu may also refer to:

  • Wú (negative), Zhaozhou's response to the question: "Does a dog have the Buddha-nature?"
  • Wu-style taijiquan, also Wu/Hao style Taijiquan
  • Wu (shaman), a kind of Chinese shaman
  • The Wu-Tang Clan, an American rap group with themes based on Chinese folk lore and martial arts movies
  • Shen Gong Wu are fictional mystical artifacts from the animated series Xiaolin Showdown
  • Wu wei, a principle of Taoism
  • Wii U, Nintendo's video game console


System Representation
UTF-8 E4 B9 8C
UTF-16 4E 4C
UTF-32 00 00 4E 4C
URL-Quoted %E4%B9%8C
HTML-Escape 乌
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 乌
Pīnyīn w
IRG_GSource G0-4E5A
CCCII 27495D
EACC 27495D
GB0 4658
MainlandTelegraph 3527


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
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) 乌
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 乌
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 乌
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 乌
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 乌
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 乌
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 乌
Case Folding (cf) 乌
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 乌
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) 乌
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) AG
kIRG_GSource (kIRG_GSource) G0-4E5A
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 10034.100
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 0082.051
kCangjie (kCangjie) PVSM
kCantonese (kCantonese) wu1
kCCCII (kCCCII) 27495D
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) crow, rook, raven; black, dark
kEACC (kEACC) 27495D
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 2712
kFrequency (kFrequency) 4
kGB0 (kGB0) 4658
kHanYu (kHanYu) 10034.100
kHanyuPinlu (kHanyuPinlu) wū(69)
kKangXi (kKangXi) 0082.051
kMainlandTelegraph (kMainlandTelegraph) 3527
kMandarin (kMandarin)
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 982
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 4.3
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 4.3
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 4
Traditional Variant (kTraditionalVariant) 烏
kXHC1983 (kXHC1983) 1211.030:wū 1225.010:wù
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) 乌
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) 乌
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)