U+4E9E 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 Asia; second; used as a prefix to names. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is y.

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+4E9E 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:

Asia (/ˈeɪʒə/ or /ˈeɪʃə/) is the Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres. Though it covers only 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area, it comprises 30% of Earth's land area, and has historically been home to the bulk of the planet's human population (currently roughly 60%). Asia is notable for not only overall large size and population, but unusually dense and large settlements as well as vast barely populated regions within the continent of 4.4 billion people. Asia has exhibited economic dynamism (particularly East Asia) as well as robust population growth during the 20th century, but overall population growth has since fallen to world average levels.

The boundaries of Asia are culturally determined, as there is no clear geographical separation between it and Europe, which together form one continuous landmass called Eurasia. The most commonly accepted boundaries place Asia to the east of the Suez Canal, the Ural River, and the Ural Mountains, and south of the Caucasus Mountains (or the Kuma–Manych Depression) and the Caspian and Black Seas. It is bounded on the east by the Pacific Ocean, on the south by the Indian Ocean and on the north by the Arctic Ocean.

Given its size and diversity, the concept of Asia—a name dating back to classical antiquity—may actually have more to do with human geography than physical geography. Asia varies greatly across and within its regions with regard to ethnic groups, cultures, environments, economics, historical ties and government systems.


System Representation
UTF-8 E4 BA 9E
UTF-16 4E 9E
UTF-32 00 00 4E 9E
URL-Quoted %E4%BA%9E
HTML-Escape 亞
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 亞
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) E4 AC
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) D0 B3
Pīnyīn y
IRG_GSource G1-5147
IRG_HSource HB1-
IRG_JSource J0-5033
IRG_KPSource KP0-F6F
IRG_KSource K0-642C
IRG_TSource T1-4B69
IRG_VSource V2-8A2
BigFive A8C8
CCCII 213058
CNS1986 1-4B69
CNS1992 1-4B69
EACC 213058
GB1 4939
Jis0 4819
KSC0 6812
TaiwanTelegraph 0068
Xerox 244:103


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) 亞
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 亞
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 亞
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 亞
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 亞
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 亞
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 亞
Case Folding (cf) 亞
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 亞
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) 亞
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) ATJ
kIRG_GSource (kIRG_GSource) G1-5147
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) HB1-
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J0-5033
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP0-F6F
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K0-642C
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T1-4B69
kIRG_VSource (kIRG_VSource) V2-8A2
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 0183.200
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten (kIRGDaiKanwaZiten) 00274
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 10023.020
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 0087.130
kBigFive (kBigFive) A8C8
kCangjie (kCangjie) MLLM
kCantonese (kCantonese) aa3 ngaa3
kCCCII (kCCCII) 213058
kCihaiT (kCihaiT) 73.202
kCNS1986 (kCNS1986) 1-4B69
kCNS1992 (kCNS1992) 1-4B69
kCowles (kCowles) 9
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 0183.200
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) Asia; second; used as a prefix to names
kEACC (kEACC) 213058
kFenn (kFenn) 247C
kFennIndex (kFennIndex) 612.07
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 1010.7
kFrequency (kFrequency) 3
kGB1 (kGB1) 4939
kGradeLevel (kGradeLevel) 3
kGSR (kGSR) 0805a
kHangul (kHangul)
kHanYu (kHanYu) 10023.020
kHanyuPinlu (kHanyuPinlu) yà(26)
kHanyuPinyin (kHanyuPinyin) 10023.020:yà,yā,è
kHKGlyph (kHKGlyph) 0056
kJapaneseKun (kJapaneseKun) TSUGU
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) A ATSU OU
kJis0 (kJis0) 4819
kKangXi (kKangXi) 0087.130
kKarlgren (kKarlgren) 209
kKorean (kKorean) A
kKPS0 (kKPS0) F6FD
kKSC0 (kKSC0) 6812
kLau (kLau) 6
kMandarin (kMandarin)
kMatthews (kMatthews) 7225
kMeyerWempe (kMeyerWempe) 7
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 00274
kNelson (kNelson) 0045
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 2
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+4108+7.2.6
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 7.6
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 7.6
kSBGY (kSBGY) 421.43
Simplified Variant (kSimplifiedVariant) 亚
kTaiwanTelegraph (kTaiwanTelegraph) 0068
kTang (kTang)
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 8
kXerox (kXerox) 244:103
kXHC1983 (kXHC1983) 1321.021:yà
z Variant (kZVariant) 亜
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) 亞
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) 亞
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)