U+5308 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 breast, chest, thorax; clamor; the Hsiung Nu 'Huns'. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is xiōng.

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+5308 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:

The Xiongnu(Old Chinese: /qʰoŋ.naː/) were a group of nomads who dominated the Asian Steppe from the late 3rd century BC to the late 1st century AD. Chinese sources from the 3rd century BC report them as having created an empire under Modu Chanyu, the supreme leader after 209 BC. This empire (209 BC — 93 AD) stretched beyond the borders of modern-day Mongolia. After defeating the previously dominant Yuezhi in the 2nd century BC, the Xiongnu became a dominant power on the steppes of central and eastern Asia. They were active in regions of what is now southern Siberia, Mongolia, Inner Mongolia, Gansu and Xinjiang. Relations between early adjacent Chinese dynasties to the south east and the Xiongnu were complex, with repeated periods of military conflict and intrigue, alternating with exchanges of tribute, trade, and marriage treaties.

Various attempts to identify them with groups known from further west across the Eurasian Steppe under different names remain highly controversial. The identity of the ethnic core of Xiongnu has been a subject of varied hypotheses, because only a few words, mainly titles and personal names, were preserved in the Chinese sources. Proposals by scholars include Iranian, Mongolic, Tocharian, Turkic, Uralic Yeniseian, or multi-ethnic. The name Xiongnu may be cognate to the name Huns, but the evidence for this is controversial.


System Representation
UTF-8 E5 8C 88
UTF-16 53 08
UTF-32 00 00 53 08
URL-Quoted %E5%8C%88
HTML-Escape 匈
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 匈
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) FD D6
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) D2 B3
Pīnyīn xiōng
IRG_GSource G0-5059
IRG_HSource HB1-
IRG_JSource J0-5233
IRG_KPSource KP0-F5A
IRG_KSource K0-7D56
IRG_TSource T1-474A
IRG_VSource V1-4D5
BigFive A649
CCCII 213443
CNS1986 1-474A
CNS1992 1-474A
EACC 213443
GB0 4857
GB1 4857
Jis0 5019
KSC0 9354
MainlandTelegraph 0546
TaiwanTelegraph 0546
Xerox 251:130


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5308
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) 匈
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 匈
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 匈
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 匈
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 匈
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 匈
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 匈
Case Folding (cf) 匈
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 匈
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) 匈
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) G0-5059
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) HB1-
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J0-5233
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP0-F5A
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K0-7D56
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T1-474A
kIRG_VSource (kIRG_VSource) V1-4D5
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 0340.090
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten (kIRGDaiKanwaZiten) 02512
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 10258.050
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 0151.040
kBigFive (kBigFive) A649
kCangjie (kCangjie) PUK
kCantonese (kCantonese) hung1
kCCCII (kCCCII) 213443
kCihaiT (kCihaiT) 201.202
kCNS1986 (kCNS1986) 1-474A
kCNS1992 (kCNS1992) 1-474A
kCowles (kCowles) 1229
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 0340.090
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) breast, chest, thorax; clamor; the Hsiung Nu 'Huns'
kEACC (kEACC) 213443
kFennIndex (kFennIndex) 189.03
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 2772.0
kFrequency (kFrequency) 5
kGB0 (kGB0) 4857
kGB1 (kGB1) 4857
kGSR (kGSR) 1183d
kHangul (kHangul)
kHanYu (kHanYu) 10258.050
kHanyuPinyin (kHanyuPinyin) 10258.050:xiōng
kHKGlyph (kHKGlyph) 0405
kJapaneseKun (kJapaneseKun) MUNE OSORERU SAWAGU
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) KYOU
kJis0 (kJis0) 5019
kKangXi (kKangXi) 0151.040
kKarlgren (kKarlgren) 161
kKorean (kKorean) HUNG
kKPS0 (kKPS0) F5A5
kKSC0 (kKSC0) 9354
kLau (kLau) 1256
kMainlandTelegraph (kMainlandTelegraph) 0546
kMandarin (kMandarin) xiōng
kMatthews (kMatthews) 2812
kMeyerWempe (kMeyerWempe) 825
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 02512
kNelson (kNelson) 0746
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 523
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+4296+20.2.4
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 20.4
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 20.4
kSBGY (kSBGY) 036.01
Semantic Variant (kSemanticVariant) 胸胷
kTaiwanTelegraph (kTaiwanTelegraph) 0546
kTang (kTang) xiong
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 6
kVietnamese (kVietnamese) hung
kXerox (kXerox) 251:130
kXHC1983 (kXHC1983) 1294.030:xiōng
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) 匈
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) 匈
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)