Home U+4E00 to U+9FFF CJK Unified Ideographs
Glyph for U+5338
Source: HanaMinA

U+5338 CJK Unified Ideo­graph-​5338

U+5338 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 box; Kangxi radical 23. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is .

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 1 other glyphs. In text U+5338 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:

Radical 23 or radical hiding enclosure (匸部) is one of the 23 Kangxi radicals (214 radicals total) composed of two strokes.

In the Kangxi Dictionary, there are 17 characters (out of 49,030) to be found under this radical.

In Traditional Chinese used in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau, radical 23 (hiding enclosure, 匸), whose second stroke starts is a bit right to the starting point of the first stroke, is slightly different from radical 22 (right open box, 匚).'

In mainland China, radical 22 and 23 were unified as right open box 匚, and the nuance, as well as radical hiding enclosure, no longer exists in Simplified Chinese characters. This merger also applies to Traditional Chinese characters in China's GB character set.

A similar merger was also made in Japanese kanji, including their kyūjitai forms in JIS X 0208 character set. Some Japanese dictionaries keep the two radicals in their indexes, but they both lead to the same merged radical.


System Representation
UTF-8 E5 8C B8
UTF-16 53 38
UTF-32 00 00 53 38
URL-Quoted %E5%8C%B8
HTML hex reference 匸
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 匸
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) D2 BE

Related Characters



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+5338 CJK Unified Ideograph-5338
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+5338 CJK Unified Ideograph-5338
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+5338 CJK Unified Ideograph-5338
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+5338 CJK Unified Ideograph-5338
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+5338 CJK Unified Ideograph-5338
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+5338 CJK Unified Ideograph-5338
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+5338 CJK Unified Ideograph-5338
Case Folding Glyph for U+5338 CJK Unified Ideograph-5338
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+5338 CJK Unified Ideograph-5338
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+5338 CJK Unified Ideograph-5338
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+5338 CJK Unified Ideograph-5338
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+5338 CJK Unified Ideograph-5338
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation U
CCCII Mapping 216D3A
CNS 11643-1986 Mapping E-2129
CNS 11643-1992 Mapping 3-2129
Cangjie Input Code MV
kCihaiT 206.603
kDaeJaweon 0347.100
Unihan Definition box; Kangxi radical 23
kEACC 216D3A
kFenn 645K
kFennIndex 162.06
kFourCornerCode 7171.0 1071.0
kGB8 0890
kHanYu 10081.040
kHangul 혜:N
kHanyuPinyin 10081.040:xì
kIRGDaeJaweon 0347.100
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten 02672
kIRGHanyuDaZidian 10081.040
kIRGKangXi 0154.350
kIRG_GSource GT-0571
kIRG_HSource H-C6C7
kIRG_JSource J0-523E
kIRG_KPSource KP1-3893
kIRG_KSource K2-2563
kIRG_TSource T3-2129
kJapaneseKun KAKUSU OOU
kJapaneseOn KEI
kJis0 5030
kKPS1 3893
kKangXi 0154.350
kKarlgren 122
kKorean HYEY
kKoreanName 2015
kMainlandTelegraph 0571
kMatthews 2413
kMorohashi 02672
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) C+4307+23.2.0
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) 23.0
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) 23.0
kSBGY 270.04
Taiwanese Telegraph Code 0571
Stroke Number 2
UnihanCore2020 Set HJ
Xerox Code 324:047