U+534D 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 swastika, one of the auspicious signs recognized (e.g. in Chinese Tathagata Buddhism) as being on the chest of Buddha (and variously seen in statuary on the chest, soles of the feet, or palms of the hands). Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is wàn.

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+534D 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 swastika (also known as the gammadion cross, cross cramponnée, or manji) (as a Chinese character: 卐 or 卍) is a symbol that generally takes the form of an equilateral cross, with its four legs bent at 90 degrees. It is considered to be a sacred and auspicious symbol in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.

It has been used as a decorative element in various cultures since at least the Neolithic, and is found on a man's tunic depicted in a Roman mosaic at the Villa Romana del Casale in Sicily. It is known most widely as an important symbol long used in Indian religions, denoting "auspiciousness." It was adopted as such in pre-World War I-Europe and later, and most notably, by the Nazi Party and Nazi Germany prior to World War II . In many Western countries the swastika has been stigmatized because of its use in Nazism. It continues to be commonly used as a religious symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism.

The word swastika derives from the Sanskrit svastika "lucky or auspicious object". The older term gammadion cross in Western literature derives mainly from its appearance, which is identical to four Greek gamma letters affixed to each other.


System Representation
UTF-8 E5 8D 8D
UTF-16 53 4D
UTF-32 00 00 53 4D
URL-Quoted %E5%8D%8D
HTML-Escape 卍
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 卍
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) D8 B3
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) D2 C4
Pīnyīn wàn
IRG_GSource G5-3037
IRG_HSource HB2-
IRG_JSource J0-5244
IRG_KSource K0-5833
IRG_TSource T2-2223
BigFive C9C3
CCCII 216D42
CNS1986 2-2223
CNS1992 2-2223
EACC 216D42
GB5 1623
Jis0 5036
KSC0 5619
TaiwanTelegraph 0591
Xerox 265:322


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-534D
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) 卍
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 卍
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 卍
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 卍
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 卍
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 卍
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 卍
Case Folding (cf) 卍
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 卍
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) 卍
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) AJK
kIRG_GSource (kIRG_GSource) G5-3037
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) HB2-
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J0-5244
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP0-DAB
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K0-5833
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T2-2223
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 0356.080
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten (kIRGDaiKanwaZiten) 02724
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 10051.150
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 0156.210
kBigFive (kBigFive) C9C3
kCangjie (kCangjie) NX
kCantonese (kCantonese) maan6
kCCCII (kCCCII) 216D42
kCNS1986 (kCNS1986) 2-2223
kCNS1992 (kCNS1992) 2-2223
kCowles (kCowles) 2582
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 0356.080
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) swastika, one of the auspicious signs recognized (e.g. in Chinese Tathagata Buddhism) as being on the chest of Buddha (and variously seen in statuary on the chest, soles of the feet, or palms of the hands)
kEACC (kEACC) 216D42
kFennIndex (kFennIndex) 593.03
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 1221.7
kGB5 (kGB5) 1623
kHangul (kHangul)
kHanYu (kHanYu) 10051.150
kJapaneseKun (kJapaneseKun) MANJI
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) BAN MAN
kJis0 (kJis0) 5036
kKangXi (kKangXi) 0156.210
kKorean (kKorean) MAN
kKSC0 (kKSC0) 5619
kMandarin (kMandarin) wàn
kMatthews (kMatthews) 7032
kMeyerWempe (kMeyerWempe) 1747b
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 02724
kNelson (kNelson) 0079
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 865
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+4313+24.2.4
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 24.4
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 24.4
Semantic Variant (kSemanticVariant) 万卐 萬
kTaiwanTelegraph (kTaiwanTelegraph) 0591
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 4
kXerox (kXerox) 265:322
z Variant (kZVariant) 卐
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) 卍
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) 卍
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)