U+4F8D 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 serve, attend upon; attendant, servant; samurai. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is sh.

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+4F8D 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:

is a Chinese character with meanings;

  • serve, attend upon
  • attendant, servant

It may refer to;

  • Samurai
  • Name for offices in charge of royal affairs during the Joseon Dynasty


System Representation
UTF-8 E4 BE 8D
UTF-16 4F 8D
UTF-32 00 00 4F 8D
URL-Quoted %E4%BE%8D
HTML-Escape 侍
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 侍
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) E3 B4
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) BB F8
Pīnyīn sh
IRG_GSource G0-4A4C
IRG_HSource HB1-
IRG_JSource J0-3B78
IRG_KPSource KP0-E4F
IRG_KSource K0-6334
IRG_TSource T1-4B6E
IRG_VSource V2-8A3
BigFive A8CD
CCCII 213148
CNS1986 1-4B6E
CNS1992 1-4B6E
EACC 213148
GB0 4244
GB1 4244
Jis0 2788
KSC0 6720
MainlandTelegraph 0174
TaiwanTelegraph 0174
Xerox 252:362


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) 侍
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 侍
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 侍
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 侍
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 侍
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 侍
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 侍
Case Folding (cf) 侍
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 侍
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) 侍
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) G0-4A4C
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) HB1-
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J0-3B78
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP0-E4F
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K0-6334
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T1-4B6E
kIRG_VSource (kIRG_VSource) V2-8A3
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 0215.070
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten (kIRGDaiKanwaZiten) 00589
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 10143.170
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 0101.260
kBigFive (kBigFive) A8CD
kCangjie (kCangjie) OGDI
kCantonese (kCantonese) si6
kCCCII (kCCCII) 213148
kCihaiT (kCihaiT) 103.101
kCNS1986 (kCNS1986) 1-4B6E
kCNS1992 (kCNS1992) 1-4B6E
kCowles (kCowles) 3914
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 0215.070
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) serve, attend upon; attendant, servant; samurai
kEACC (kEACC) 213148
kFenn (kFenn) 46E
kFennIndex (kFennIndex) 456.07
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 2424.1
kFrequency (kFrequency) 5
kGB0 (kGB0) 4244
kGB1 (kGB1) 4244
kGradeLevel (kGradeLevel) 4
kGSR (kGSR) 0961x
kHangul (kHangul)
kHanYu (kHanYu) 10143.170
kHanyuPinlu (kHanyuPinlu) shì(20)
kHanyuPinyin (kHanyuPinyin) 10143.170:shì
kHKGlyph (kHKGlyph) 0133
kJapaneseKun (kJapaneseKun) SAMURAI HABERU SABURAU
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) JI
kJis0 (kJis0) 2788
kKangXi (kKangXi) 0101.260
kKorean (kKorean) SI
kKPS0 (kKPS0) E4F9
kKSC0 (kKSC0) 6720
kMainlandTelegraph (kMainlandTelegraph) 0174
kMandarin (kMandarin) shì
kMatthews (kMatthews) 5778
kMeyerWempe (kMeyerWempe) 2696
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 00589
kNelson (kNelson) 0427
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 149
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+2246+9.2.6
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 9.6
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 9.6
kSBGY (kSBGY) 358.01
kTaiwanTelegraph (kTaiwanTelegraph) 0174
kTang (kTang) *zhiə̀ zhiə̌
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 8
kXerox (kXerox) 252:362
kXHC1983 (kXHC1983) 1050.040:shì
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) 侍
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) 侍
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)