U+5317 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 north; northern; northward. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is b.

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+5317 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:

BEI or B.E.I. may refer to :

  • Binary ethylenimine, an inactivant used in the inactivation of the foot-and-mouth disease virus
  • Business Entity Identifier, an ISO 9362 Bank Identifier Code (BIC) assigned to a non-financial entity.
  • Balanced Ecology, Inc.


System Representation
UTF-8 E5 8C 97
UTF-16 53 17
UTF-32 00 00 53 17
URL-Quoted %E5%8C%97
HTML-Escape 北
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 北
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) DD C1
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) CB CC
Pīnyīn b
IRG_GSource G0-3131
IRG_HSource HB1-
IRG_JSource J0-4B4C
IRG_KSource K0-5D41
IRG_TSource T1-4621
IRG_VSource V2-8A5
BigFive A55F
CCCII 213449
CNS1986 1-4621
CNS1992 1-4621
EACC 213449
GB0 1717
GB1 1717
Jis0 4344
KSC0 6133
MainlandTelegraph 0554
TaiwanTelegraph 0554
Xerox 241:347

Related Characters



Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5317
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) 北
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 北
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 北
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 北
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 北
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 北
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 北
Case Folding (cf) 北
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 北
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) 北
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) G0-3131
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) HB1-
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J0-4B4C
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP0-DFA
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K0-5D41
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T1-4621
kIRG_VSource (kIRG_VSource) V2-8A5
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 0342.060
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten (kIRGDaiKanwaZiten) 02574
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 10262.040
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 0152.250
kBigFive (kBigFive) A55F
kCangjie (kCangjie) LMP
kCantonese (kCantonese) baak1 bak1
kCCCII (kCCCII) 213449
kCihaiT (kCihaiT) 203.202
kCNS1986 (kCNS1986) 1-4621
kCNS1992 (kCNS1992) 1-4621
kCowles (kCowles) 3215
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 0342.060
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) north; northern; northward
kEACC (kEACC) 213449
kFenn (kFenn) 321A
kFennIndex (kFennIndex) 391.04 419.05
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 1111.0
kFrequency (kFrequency) 2
kGB0 (kGB0) 1717
kGB1 (kGB1) 1717
kGradeLevel (kGradeLevel) 2
kGSR (kGSR) 0909a
kHangul (kHangul) 배 북
kHanYu (kHanYu) 10262.040
kHanyuPinlu (kHanyuPinlu) běi(726)
kHanyuPinyin (kHanyuPinyin) 10262.040:bèi,běi
kHKGlyph (kHKGlyph) 0411
kJapaneseKun (kJapaneseKun) KITA NIGERU
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) HOKU HAI
kJis0 (kJis0) 4344
kKangXi (kKangXi) 0152.250
kKorean (kKorean) PWUK PEY
kKSC0 (kKSC0) 6133
kLau (kLau) 63
kMainlandTelegraph (kMainlandTelegraph) 0554
kMandarin (kMandarin) běi
kMatthews (kMatthews) 4974
kMeyerWempe (kMeyerWempe) 2270
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 02574
kNelson (kNelson) 0020 0751
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 1014
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+3706+21.2.3
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 21.3
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 21.3
kSBGY (kSBGY) 530.19
kTaiwanTelegraph (kTaiwanTelegraph) 0554
kTang (kTang) *bək
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 5
kXerox (kXerox) 241:347
kXHC1983 (kXHC1983) 0045.050:běi
z Variant (kZVariant) 北
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) 北
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) 北
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)