U+4E5B 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 kwukyel. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is ya.

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. The glyph can, under circumstances, be confused with 1 other glyphs. In text U+4E5B 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:

Radical 5 meaning "second" is one of six of the 214 Kangxi radicals that are composed of only one stroke. In the ancient Chinese cyclic character numeral system tiāngān, 乙 represents the second Celestial stem.

In the Kangxi Dictionary there are 42 characters (out of 40,000) to be found under this radical.


System Representation
UTF-8 E4 B9 9B
UTF-16 4E 5B
UTF-32 00 00 4E 5B
URL-Quoted %E4%B9%9B
HTML-Escape 乛
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 乛
Pīnyīn ya
IRG_GSource GK-686A
IRG_HSource H-8B
IRG_KSource K2-2139
PseudoGB1 9380

Related Characters


  • ㇖


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) 乛
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 乛
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 乛
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 乛
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 乛
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 乛
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 乛
Case Folding (cf) 乛
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 乛
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) 乛
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
kIRG_GSource (kIRG_GSource) GK-686A
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) H-8B
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K2-2139
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 0167.111
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 10048.041
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 0083.171
kCangjie (kCangjie) XN
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 0167.111
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) kwukyel
kHanYu (kHanYu) 10048.042
kKangXi (kKangXi) 0083.171
kMandarin (kMandarin) ya
kPseudoGB1 (kPseudoGB1) 9380
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 5.0
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 5.0
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 1
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) 乛
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) 乛
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)