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Glyph for U+5308
Source: Noto CJK

U+5308 CJK Unified Ideo­graph-​5308

U+5308 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 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 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 Xiongnu (Chinese: 匈奴; pinyin: Xiōngnú, [ɕjʊ́ŋ.nǔ]) were a tribal confederation of nomadic peoples who, according to ancient Chinese sources, inhabited the eastern Eurasian Steppe from the 3rd century BC to the late 1st century AD. Chinese sources report that Modu Chanyu, the supreme leader after 209 BC, founded the Xiongnu Empire.

After their previous rivals, the Yuezhi, migrated west into Central Asia during the 2nd century BC, the Xiongnu became a dominant power on the steppes of East Asia, centred on the Mongolian Plateau. The Xiongnu were also active in areas now part of Siberia, Inner Mongolia, Gansu and Xinjiang. Their relations with adjacent Chinese dynasties to the south-east were complex—alternating between various periods of peace, war, and subjugation. Ultimately, the Xiongnu were defeated by the Han dynasty in a centuries-long conflict, which led to the confederation splitting in two, and forcible resettlement of large numbers of Xiongnu within Han borders. During the Sixteen Kingdoms era, as one of the "Five Barbarians", they founded several dynastic states in northern China, such as the Former Zhao and Hu Xia.

Attempts to identify the Xiongnu with later groups of the western Eurasian Steppe were controversial for a period of time, as Scythians and Sarmatians were concurrently to the west, archaeogenetics confirmed that interaction and connection with the Huns. 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. The name Xiongnu may be cognate with that of the Huns and/or the Huna, although this is disputed. Other linguistic links—all of them also controversial—proposed by scholars include Iranian, Mongolic, Turkic, Uralic, Yeniseian, or multi-ethnic.


System Representation
UTF-8 E5 8C 88
UTF-16 53 08
UTF-32 00 00 53 08
URL-Quoted %E5%8C%88
HTML hex reference 匈
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 匈
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) FD D6
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) D2 B3
Pīnyīn xiōng


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+5308 CJK Unified Ideograph-5308
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+5308 CJK Unified Ideograph-5308
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+5308 CJK Unified Ideograph-5308
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+5308 CJK Unified Ideograph-5308
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+5308 CJK Unified Ideograph-5308
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+5308 CJK Unified Ideograph-5308
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+5308 CJK Unified Ideograph-5308
Case Folding Glyph for U+5308 CJK Unified Ideograph-5308
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+5308 CJK Unified Ideograph-5308
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+5308 CJK Unified Ideograph-5308
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+5308 CJK Unified Ideograph-5308
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+5308 CJK Unified Ideograph-5308
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation U
Big Five Mapping A649
CCCII Mapping 213443
CNS 11643-1986 Mapping 1-474A
CNS 11643-1992 Mapping 1-474A
Cangjie Input Code PUK
kCantonese hung1
kCihaiT 201.202
kCowles 1229
kDaeJaweon 0340.090
Unihan Definition breast, chest, thorax; clamor; the Hsiung Nu 'Huns'
kEACC 213443
kFennIndex 189.03
kFourCornerCode 2772.0
kFrequency 5
kGB0 4857
kGB1 4857
kGSR 1183d
kHKGlyph 0405
kHanYu 10258.050
kHangul 흉:0N
kHanyuPinyin 10258.050:xiōng
kIRGDaeJaweon 0340.090
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten 02512
kIRGHanyuDaZidian 10258.050
kIRGKangXi 0151.040
kIRG_GSource G0-5059
kIRG_HSource HB1-A649
kIRG_JSource J0-5233
kIRG_KPSource KP0-F5A5
kIRG_KSource K0-7D56
kIRG_TSource T1-474A
kIRG_VSource V1-4D55
kJapaneseOn KYOU
kJis0 5019
kKPS0 F5A5
kKSC0 9354
kKangXi 0151.040
kKarlgren 161
kKorean HUNG
kKoreanName 2015
kLau 1256
kMainlandTelegraph 0546
kMandarin xiōng
kMatthews 2812
kMeyerWempe 825
kMorohashi 02512
kNelson 0746
kPhonetic 523
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) C+4296+20.2.4
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) 20.4
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) 20.4
kSBGY 036.01
Semantic Variant Glyph for U+80F8 U+80F8Glyph for U+80F7 U+80F7
kTGH 2013:504
kTGHZ2013 410.050:xiōng
Taiwanese Telegraph Code 0546
kTang xiong
Stroke Number 6
UnihanCore2020 Set GHJKMPT
Quốc ngữ Pronunciation hung
kXHC1983 1294.030:xiōng
Xerox Code 251:130