U+516B 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 eight; all around, all sides. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is b. The codepoint has the Numeric value 8.

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 2 other glyphs. In text U+516B 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 12, meaning eight or all, is one of 23 of the 214 Kangxi radicals that are composed of 2 strokes. "八" is two bent lines that signal divide. Eight is the single-digit number that can be divided by two the greatest number of times.

In the Kangxi Dictionary there are 44 characters (out of 40,000) to be found under this radical.


System Representation
UTF-8 E5 85 AB
UTF-16 51 6B
UTF-32 00 00 51 6B
URL-Quoted %E5%85%AB
HTML-Escape 八
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 八
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) F8 A2
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) C8 AC
Pīnyīn b
IRG_GSource G0-304B
IRG_HSource HB1-
IRG_JSource J0-482C
IRG_KPSource KP0-F1A
IRG_KSource K0-7822
IRG_TSource T1-442C
IRG_VSource V1-4C4
BigFive A44B
CCCII 213324
CNS1986 1-442C
CNS1992 1-442C
EACC 213324
GB0 1643
GB1 1643
Jis0 4012
KSC0 8802
MainlandTelegraph 0360
TaiwanTelegraph 0360
Xerox 241:252

Related Characters

  • ⼋
  • ㈧
  • ㊇


  • ⼋
  • ㈧


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-516B
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) 八
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 八
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 八
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 八
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 八
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 八
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 八
Case Folding (cf) 八
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 八
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) 八
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) G0-304B
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) HB1-
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J0-482C
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP0-F1A
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K0-7822
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T1-442C
kIRG_VSource (kIRG_VSource) V1-4C4
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 0274.130
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten (kIRGDaiKanwaZiten) 01450
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 10241.030
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 0126.260
kBigFive (kBigFive) A44B
kCangjie (kCangjie) HO
kCantonese (kCantonese) baat3
kCCCII (kCCCII) 213324
kCihaiT (kCihaiT) 147.403
kCNS1986 (kCNS1986) 1-442C
kCNS1992 (kCNS1992) 1-442C
kCowles (kCowles) 3195
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 0274.130
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) eight; all around, all sides
kEACC (kEACC) 213324
kFenn (kFenn) 392A
kFennIndex (kFennIndex) 373.01 374.03
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 8000.0
kFrequency (kFrequency) 2
kGB0 (kGB0) 1643
kGB1 (kGB1) 1643
kGradeLevel (kGradeLevel) 1
kGSR (kGSR) 0281a
kHangul (kHangul)
kHanYu (kHanYu) 10241.030
kHanyuPinlu (kHanyuPinlu) bā(1123)
kHanyuPinyin (kHanyuPinyin) 10241.030:bā
kHDZRadBreak (kHDZRadBreak) ⼋[U+2F0B]:10241.030
kHKGlyph (kHKGlyph) 0282
kJapaneseKun (kJapaneseKun) YATSU YATABI
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) HACHI HATSU
kJis0 (kJis0) 4012
kKangXi (kKangXi) 0126.260
kKorean (kKorean) PHAL
kKPS0 (kKPS0) F1A5
kKSC0 (kKSC0) 8802
kLau (kLau) 51
kMainlandTelegraph (kMainlandTelegraph) 0360
kMandarin (kMandarin)
kMatthews (kMatthews) 4845
kMeyerWempe (kMeyerWempe) 2245
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 01450
kNelson (kNelson) 0577
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 1008
Primary Numeric Value (kPrimaryNumeric) 8
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+3392+12.2.0 V+20079+12.2.0
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 12.0
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 12.0
kSBGY (kSBGY) 488.29
Semantic Variant (kSemanticVariant) 捌
Specialized Semantic Variant (kSpecializedSemanticVariant) 捌
kTaiwanTelegraph (kTaiwanTelegraph) 0360
kTang (kTang) *bat bat
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 2
kVietnamese (kVietnamese) bát
kXerox (kXerox) 241:252
kXHC1983 (kXHC1983) 0013.030:bā 0016.090:bá
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) 八
NFKC Quick Check (NFKC_QC) Yes
NFKD Quick Check (NFKD_QC) Yes
Numeric Type (nt) Numeric
Numeric Value (nv) 8
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) 八
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)