U+5389 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 whetstone; grind, sharpen; whet. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is l.

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+5389 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:

is the pinyin romanization of the Chinese surname written 厲 in traditional character and 厉 in simplified character. It is also spelled Lai according to the Cantonese pronunciation. It is listed 247th in the Song Dynasty classic text Hundred Family Surnames.

Relatively uncommon, Li 厲 is not among the top 300 surnames in China. People with the surname are concentrated in Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Shandong, Henan, and Hunan provinces of China.

According to tradition, the Li 厲 surname originated from Duke Li of Qi of ninth century BC, and the Zhou Dynasty state of Li 厲. The oldest extant genealogy book of the Li surname dates from the early fourth century AD.


System Representation
UTF-8 E5 8E 89
UTF-16 53 89
UTF-32 00 00 53 89
URL-Quoted %E5%8E%89
HTML-Escape 厉
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 厉
Pīnyīn l
IRG_GSource G0-4077
IRG_KPSource KP1-38D
IRG_TSource T3-2229
CCCII 27347B
CNS1986 E-2229
CNS1992 3-2229
EACC 27347B
GB0 3287
KPS1 38D5
MainlandTelegraph 0632


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5389
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) 厉
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 厉
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 厉
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 厉
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 厉
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 厉
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 厉
Case Folding (cf) 厉
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 厉
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) 厉
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) AG
kIRG_GSource (kIRG_GSource) G0-4077
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP1-38D
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T3-2229
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 0367.110
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten (kIRGDaiKanwaZiten) 02902
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 10068.080
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 0160.251
kCangjie (kCangjie) MMS
kCantonese (kCantonese) lai6
kCCCII (kCCCII) 27347B
kCNS1986 (kCNS1986) E-2229
kCNS1992 (kCNS1992) 3-2229
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 0367.110
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) whetstone; grind, sharpen; whet
kEACC (kEACC) 27347B
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 7122
kFrequency (kFrequency) 4
kGB0 (kGB0) 3287
kHanYu (kHanYu) 10068.080
kHanyuPinlu (kHanyuPinlu) lì(146)
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) REI
kKangXi (kKangXi) 0160.251
kKorean (kKorean) LYE
kKPS1 (kKPS1) 38D5
kMainlandTelegraph (kMainlandTelegraph) 0632
kMandarin (kMandarin)
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 02902
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 773
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+14288+27.2.3
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 27.3
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 27.3
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 5
Traditional Variant (kTraditionalVariant) 厲
kXHC1983 (kXHC1983) 0697.130:lì
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) 厉
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) 厉
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)