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Glyph for U+5186
Source: Noto CJK


U+5186 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block U+4E00 to U+9FFF CJK Unified Ideographs in the U+0000 to U+FFFF Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Other Letter and is mainly used in the Han script. The Unihan Database defines it as yen. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is yuán.

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+5186 behaves as Ideographic regarding line breaks. It has type Other Letter for sentence and Other for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

The yen (Japanese: 円, symbol: ¥; code: JPY; also abbreviated as JP¥) is the official currency of Japan. It is the third-most traded currency in the foreign exchange market, after the United States dollar (US$) and the euro. It is also widely used as a third reserve currency after the US dollar and the euro.

The New Currency Act of 1871 introduced Japan's modern currency system, with the yen defined as 1.5 g (0.048 troy ounces) of gold, or 24.26 g (0.780 troy ounces) of silver, and divided decimally into 100 sen or 1,000 rin. The yen replaced the previous Tokugawa coinage as well as the various hansatsu paper currencies issued by feudal han (fiefs). The Bank of Japan was founded in 1882 and given a monopoly on controlling the money supply.

Following World War II, the yen lost much of its prewar value. To stabilize the Japanese economy, the exchange rate of the yen was fixed at ¥360 per US$ as part of the Bretton Woods system. When that system was abandoned in 1971, the yen became undervalued and was allowed to float. The yen had appreciated to a peak of ¥271 per US$ in 1973, then underwent periods of depreciation and appreciation due to the 1973 oil crisis, arriving at a value of ¥227 per US$ by 1980.

Since 1973, the Japanese government has maintained a policy of currency intervention, so the yen is under a "dirty float" regime. The Japanese government focused on a competitive export market, and tried to ensure a low exchange rate for the yen through a trade surplus. The Plaza Accord of 1985 temporarily changed this situation; the exchange rate fell from its average of ¥239 per dollar in 1985 to ¥128 in 1988 and led to a peak rate of ¥80 against the US$ in 1995, effectively increasing the value of Japan’s GDP in dollar terms to almost that of the United States. Since that time, however, the world price of the yen has greatly decreased. The Bank of Japan maintains a policy of zero to near-zero interest rates and the Japanese government has previously had a strict anti-inflation policy.


System Representation
UTF-8 E5 86 86
UTF-16 51 86
UTF-32 00 00 51 86
URL-Quoted %E5%86%86
HTML-Escape 円
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 円
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) E5 F7
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) B1 DF
Pīnyīn yuán


Complete Record

Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode 1 Name
Block CJK Unified Ideographs
General Category Other Letter
Script Han
Bidirectional Category Left To Right
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+5186 CJK Unified Ideograph-5186
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+5186 CJK Unified Ideograph-5186
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+5186 CJK Unified Ideograph-5186
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+5186 CJK Unified Ideograph-5186
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+5186 CJK Unified Ideograph-5186
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+5186 CJK Unified Ideograph-5186
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+5186 CJK Unified Ideograph-5186
Case Folding Glyph for U+5186 CJK Unified Ideograph-5186
ASCII Hex Digit
Bidi Control
Bidi Mirrored
Composition Exclusion
Case Ignorable
Changes When Casefolded
Changes When Casemapped
Changes When NFKC Casefolded
Changes When Lowercased
Changes When Titlecased
Changes When Uppercased
Full Composition Exclusion
Default Ignorable Code Point
Emoji Modifier Base
Emoji Component
Emoji Modifier
Emoji Presentation
Extended Pictographic
FC NFKC Closure Glyph for U+5186 CJK Unified Ideograph-5186
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
ID Continue
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
Indic Mantra Category
Indic Positional Category NA
Indic Syllabic Category Other
Jamo Short Name
Join Control
Logical Order Exception
Noncharacter Code Point
NFC Quick Check Yes
NFD Quick Check Yes
NFKC Casefold Glyph for U+5186 CJK Unified Ideograph-5186
NFKC Quick Check Yes
NFKD Quick Check Yes
Other Alphabetic
Other Default Ignorable Code Point
Other Grapheme Extend
Other ID Continue
Other ID Start
Other Lowercase
Other Math
Other Uppercase
Prepended Concatenation Mark
Pattern Syntax
Pattern White Space
Quotation Mark
Regional Indicator
Sentence Break Other Letter
Soft Dotted
Sentence Terminal
Terminal Punctuation
Unified Ideograph
Variation Selector
Word Break Other
White Space
XID Continue
XID Start
Expands On NFC
Expands On NFD
Expands On NFKC
Expands On NFKD
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+5186 CJK Unified Ideograph-5186
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
East Asian Width Wide
Hangul Syllable Type Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment
Joining Group No_Joining_Group
Joining Type Non Joining
Line Break Ideographic
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+5186 CJK Unified Ideograph-5186
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation U
CNS 11643-1986 Mapping E-214E
CNS 11643-1992 Mapping 3-214E
Cangjie Input Code BY
kCantonese jyun4
kDaeJaweon 0289.170
Unihan Definition yen
kEACC 4B3772
kFourCornerCode 7722.0
kHanYu 10096.180
kHangul 엔:0N
kHanyuPinyin 10096.180:yuán
kIRGDaeJaweon 0289.170
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten 01513
kIRGHanyuDaZidian 10096.180
kIRGKangXi 0128.351
kIRG_GSource GE-3169
kIRG_HSource H-89DD
kIRG_JSource J0-315F
kIRG_KPSource KP0-FDA5
kIRG_KSource K0-6577
kIRG_TSource T3-214E
kJapaneseKun MARUI MARU
kJapaneseOn EN
kJis0 1763
kJoyoKanji 2010
kKSC0 6987
kKangXi 0128.351
kKorean WEN YEYN
kKoreanName 2015
kMandarin yuán
kMorohashi 01513
kNelson 0617
kPhonetic 1570
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) C+1281+13.2.2
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) 13.2
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) 13.2
Stroke Number 4
UnihanCore2020 Set HJKP