U+4E5E 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 beg; request. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is .

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+4E5E behaves as Ideographic regarding line breaks. It has type OLetter for sentence and Other for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.


System Representation
UTF-8 E4 B9 9E
UTF-16 4E 5E
UTF-32 00 00 4E 5E
URL-Quoted %E4%B9%9E
HTML-Escape 乞
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 乞
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) CB F7
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) B8 F0
IRG_GSource G0-4672
IRG_HSource HB1-
IRG_JSource J0-3870
IRG_KSource K0-4B77
IRG_TSource T1-443F
IRG_VSource V1-4A4
BigFive A45E
CCCII 213049
CNS1986 1-443F
CNS1992 1-443F
EACC 213049
GB0 3882
GB1 3882
Jis0 2480
KSC0 4387
MainlandTelegraph 0047
TaiwanTelegraph 0047
Xerox 250:112


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) 乞
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 乞
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 乞
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 乞
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 乞
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 乞
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 乞
Case Folding (cf) 乞
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 乞
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) 乞
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) G0-4672
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) HB1-
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J0-3870
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP0-CED
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K0-4B77
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T1-443F
kIRG_VSource (kIRG_VSource) V1-4A4
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 0170.030
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten (kIRGDaiKanwaZiten) 00170
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 10050.070
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 0084.030
kBigFive (kBigFive) A45E
kCangjie (kCangjie) ON
kCantonese (kCantonese) hat1
kCCCII (kCCCII) 213049
kCihaiT (kCihaiT) 54.601
kCNS1986 (kCNS1986) 1-443F
kCNS1992 (kCNS1992) 1-443F
kCowles (kCowles) 998
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 0170.030
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) beg; request
kEACC (kEACC) 213049
kFenn (kFenn) 298F
kFennIndex (kFennIndex) 40.04
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 8071.7
kFrequency (kFrequency) 5
kGB0 (kGB0) 3882
kGB1 (kGB1) 3882
kGradeLevel (kGradeLevel) 3
kGSR (kGSR) 0517f
kHangul (kHangul)
kHanYu (kHanYu) 10050.070
kHanyuPinyin (kHanyuPinyin) 10050.070:qǐ,qì
kHKGlyph (kHKGlyph) 0040
kJapaneseKun (kJapaneseKun) KOU KOI
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) KOTSU KI
kJis0 (kJis0) 2480
kKangXi (kKangXi) 0084.030
kKarlgren (kKarlgren) 332
kKorean (kKorean) KEL KI
kKSC0 (kKSC0) 4387
kLau (kLau) 1140
kMainlandTelegraph (kMainlandTelegraph) 0047
kMandarin (kMandarin)
kMatthews (kMatthews) 564
kMeyerWempe (kMeyerWempe) 678
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 00170
kNelson (kNelson) 0262
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 440 460
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+1956+5.1.2
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 5.2
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 5.2
kSBGY (kSBGY) 477.22
kTaiwanTelegraph (kTaiwanTelegraph) 0047
kTang (kTang) kiət
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 3
kVietnamese (kVietnamese) khất
kXerox (kXerox) 250:112
kXHC1983 (kXHC1983) 0899.060:qǐ
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) 乞
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) 乞
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)