U+5148 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 first, former, previous. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is xi.

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+5148 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 E5 85 88
UTF-16 51 48
UTF-32 00 00 51 48
URL-Quoted %E5%85%88
HTML-Escape 先
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 先
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) E0 BB
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) C0 E8
Pīnyīn xi
IRG_GSource G0-4F48
IRG_HSource HB1-
IRG_JSource J0-4068
IRG_KPSource KP0-E2B
IRG_KSource K0-603B
IRG_TSource T1-473F
IRG_VSource V1-4C3
BigFive A5FD
CCCII 213274
CNS1986 1-473F
CNS1992 1-473F
EACC 213274
GB0 4740
GB1 4740
Jis0 3272
KSC0 6427
MainlandTelegraph 0341
TaiwanTelegraph 0341
Xerox 241:273


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5148
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) 先
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 先
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 先
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 先
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 先
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 先
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 先
Case Folding (cf) 先
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 先
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) 先
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) G0-4F48
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) HB1-
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J0-4068
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP0-E2B
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K0-603B
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T1-473F
kIRG_VSource (kIRG_VSource) V1-4C3
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 0260.060
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten (kIRGDaiKanwaZiten) 01349
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 10267.020
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 0124.050
kBigFive (kBigFive) A5FD
kCangjie (kCangjie) HGHU
kCantonese (kCantonese) sin1
kCCCII (kCCCII) 213274
kCihaiT (kCihaiT) 134.302
kCNS1986 (kCNS1986) 1-473F
kCNS1992 (kCNS1992) 1-473F
kCowles (kCowles) 3639 3645
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 0260.060
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) first, former, previous
kEACC (kEACC) 213274
kFenn (kFenn) 39A
kFennIndex (kFennIndex) 176.11 177.01 180.02
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 2421.1
kFrequency (kFrequency) 2
kGB0 (kGB0) 4740
kGB1 (kGB1) 4740
kGradeLevel (kGradeLevel) 1
kGSR (kGSR) 0478a
kHangul (kHangul)
kHanYu (kHanYu) 10267.020
kHanyuPinlu (kHanyuPinlu) xiān(1962)
kHanyuPinyin (kHanyuPinyin) 10267.020:xiān
kHKGlyph (kHKGlyph) 0268
kJapaneseKun (kJapaneseKun) SAKI SAKINJIRU MAZU
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) SEN
kJis0 (kJis0) 3272
kKangXi (kKangXi) 0124.050
kKorean (kKorean) SEN
kKPS0 (kKPS0) E2B2
kKSC0 (kKSC0) 6427
kLau (kLau) 2796
kMainlandTelegraph (kMainlandTelegraph) 0341
kMandarin (kMandarin) xiān
kMatthews (kMatthews) 2702
kMeyerWempe (kMeyerWempe) 2803
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 01349
kNelson (kNelson) 0571
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 1199
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+2700+10.2.4
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 10.4
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 10.4
kSBGY (kSBGY) 132.01 406.29
kTaiwanTelegraph (kTaiwanTelegraph) 0341
kTang (kTang) *sen sen
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 6
kVietnamese (kVietnamese) tiên
kXerox (kXerox) 241:273
kXHC1983 (kXHC1983) 1244.070:xiān
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) 先
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) 先
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)