Home U+4E00 to U+9FFF CJK Unified Ideographs
Glyph for U+53B2
Source: Noto CJK


U+53B2 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 whetstone; grind, sharpen; whet. 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. In text U+53B2 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:

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 B2
UTF-16 53 B2
UTF-32 00 00 53 B2
URL-Quoted %E5%8E%B2
HTML-Escape 厲
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 厲
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) F9 D2
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) 113 EE


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+53B2 CJK Unified Ideograph-53B2
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+53B2 CJK Unified Ideograph-53B2
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+53B2 CJK Unified Ideograph-53B2
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+53B2 CJK Unified Ideograph-53B2
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+53B2 CJK Unified Ideograph-53B2
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+53B2 CJK Unified Ideograph-53B2
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+53B2 CJK Unified Ideograph-53B2
Case Folding Glyph for U+53B2 CJK Unified Ideograph-53B2
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+53B2 CJK Unified Ideograph-53B2
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+53B2 CJK Unified Ideograph-53B2
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+53B2 CJK Unified Ideograph-53B2
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+53B2 CJK Unified Ideograph-53B2
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation U
Big Five Mapping BC46
CCCII Mapping 21347B
CNS 11643-1986 Mapping 1-6C30
CNS 11643-1992 Mapping 1-6C30
Cangjie Input Code MTWB
kCantonese lai6
kCihaiT 231.341
kCowles 2216
kDaeJaweon 0371.110
Unihan Definition whetstone; grind, sharpen; whet
kEACC 21347B
kFenn 577F
kFennIndex 298.05
kFourCornerCode 7122.7
kFrequency 4
kGB1 3287
kGSR 0340a
kGradeLevel 2
kHKGlyph 0459
kHanYu 10077.170
kHangul 려:1N
kHanyuPinlu lì(146)
kHanyuPinyin 10077.170:lì,lài
kIBMJapan FA8E
kIRGDaeJaweon 0371.110
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten 03041
kIRGHanyuDaZidian 10077.170
kIRGKangXi 0163.090
kIRG_GSource G1-4077
kIRG_HSource HB1-BC46
kIRG_JSource J13-2E74
kIRG_KPSource KP0-D7EC
kIRG_KSource K1-5E3C
kIRG_TSource T1-6C30
kIRG_VSource V1-4E26
kJIS0213 1,14,84
kJis1 2048
kKSC1 6228
kKangXi 0163.090
kKarlgren 539
kKorean LYE
kKoreanName 2015
kMatthews 3906
kMeyerWempe 1473a
kMorohashi 03041
kNelson 0831
kPhonetic 773 866
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) C+8408+27.2.12
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) 27.13
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) 27.13
kSBGY 378.46
Semantic Variant Glyph for U+5386 U+5386
Simplified Variant Glyph for U+5389 U+5389
Taiwanese Telegraph Code 0632
kTang *liɛ̀i
Stroke Number 14
UnihanCore2020 Set HMPT
Quốc ngữ Pronunciation lẹ
kXHC1983 0697.131:lì
Xerox Code 254:154