U+5251 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 sword, dagger, saber. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is ji.

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+5251 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:

劍 (Japanese simplified form 剣, Chinese simplified form 剑, Chinese traditional form 劍, pinyin jiàn) is the Chinese character for "double edged sword" (as opposed to 刀 "single-edged sword")

  • Jian 劍, 剣
  • Tsurugi 剣
  • Korean sword 검, 劍
  • Shinken 真剣
  • Kenjutsu 剣術
  • Kendo 剣道
  • Gumdo 劍道


System Representation
UTF-8 E5 89 91
UTF-16 52 51
UTF-32 00 00 52 51
URL-Quoted %E5%89%91
HTML-Escape 剑
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 剑
Pīnyīn ji
IRG_GSource G0-3D23
CCCII 273421
EACC 273421
GB0 2903
MainlandTelegraph 0494


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5251
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) 剑
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 剑
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 剑
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 剑
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 剑
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 剑
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 剑
Case Folding (cf) 剑
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 剑
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) 剑
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) AG
kIRG_GSource (kIRG_GSource) G0-3D23
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 10342.070
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 0140.291
kCangjie (kCangjie) OMLN
kCantonese (kCantonese) gim3
kCCCII (kCCCII) 273421
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) sword, dagger, saber
kEACC (kEACC) 273421
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 8210
kFrequency (kFrequency) 3
kGB0 (kGB0) 2903
kHanYu (kHanYu) 10342.070
kHanyuPinlu (kHanyuPinlu) jiàn(79)
kKangXi (kKangXi) 0140.291
kMainlandTelegraph (kMainlandTelegraph) 0494
kMandarin (kMandarin) jiàn
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 18.7
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 18.7
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 9
Traditional Variant (kTraditionalVariant) 劍
kXHC1983 (kXHC1983) 0557.020:jiàn
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) 剑
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) 剑
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)