U+53C8 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 and, also, again, in addition. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is yo.

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+53C8 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:

Radical 29 meaning "and", "again" or "right hand" is 1 of 23 Kangxi radicals (214 radicals total) composed of two strokes.

In the Kangxi Dictionary there are 91 characters (out of 49,030) to be found under this radical.


System Representation
UTF-8 E5 8F 88
UTF-16 53 C8
UTF-32 00 00 53 C8
URL-Quoted %E5%8F%88
HTML-Escape 又
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 又
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) E9 D1
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) CB F4
Pīnyīn yo
IRG_GSource G0-5356
IRG_HSource HB1-
IRG_JSource J0-4B74
IRG_KSource K0-6951
IRG_TSource T1-4434
IRG_VSource V1-4E2
BigFive A453
CCCII 21347E
CNS1986 1-4434
CNS1992 1-4434
EACC 21347E
GB0 5154
GB1 5154
Jis0 4384
KSC0 7349
MainlandTelegraph 0642
TaiwanTelegraph 0642
Xerox 241:153

Related Characters

  • ⼜


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Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-53C8
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) 又
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 又
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 又
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 又
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 又
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 又
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 又
Case Folding (cf) 又
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 又
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) 又
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) G0-5356
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) HB1-
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J0-4B74
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP0-FAD
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K0-6951
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T1-4434
kIRG_VSource (kIRG_VSource) V1-4E2
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 0374.140
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten (kIRGDaiKanwaZiten) 03115
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 10390.010
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 0164.430
kBigFive (kBigFive) A453
kCangjie (kCangjie) NK
kCantonese (kCantonese) jau6
kCCCII (kCCCII) 21347E
kCihaiT (kCihaiT) 233.403
kCNS1986 (kCNS1986) 1-4434
kCNS1992 (kCNS1992) 1-4434
kCowles (kCowles) 5163
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 0374.140
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) and, also, again, in addition
kEACC (kEACC) 21347E
kFenn (kFenn) 532A
kFennIndex (kFennIndex) 639.05
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 1740.0
kFrequency (kFrequency) 2
kGB0 (kGB0) 5154
kGB1 (kGB1) 5154
kGradeLevel (kGradeLevel) 1
kGSR (kGSR) 0995a
kHangul (kHangul)
kHanYu (kHanYu) 10390.010
kHanyuPinlu (kHanyuPinlu) yoù(4892)
kHanyuPinyin (kHanyuPinyin) 10390.010:yòu
kHDZRadBreak (kHDZRadBreak) ⼜[U+2F1C]:10390.010
kHKGlyph (kHKGlyph) 0462
kJapaneseKun (kJapaneseKun) MATA
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) YUU
kJis0 (kJis0) 4384
kKangXi (kKangXi) 0164.430
kKarlgren (kKarlgren) 249
kKorean (kKorean) WU
kKSC0 (kKSC0) 7349
kLau (kLau) 3369
kMainlandTelegraph (kMainlandTelegraph) 0642
kMandarin (kMandarin) yòu
kMatthews (kMatthews) 7539
kMeyerWempe (kMeyerWempe) 3858
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 03115
kNelson (kNelson) 0855
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 546 761 1519
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+3746+29.2.0 V+14048+29.2.0
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 29.0
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 29.0
kSBGY (kSBGY) 434.20
kTaiwanTelegraph (kTaiwanTelegraph) 0642
kTang (kTang) *hiòu
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 2
kVietnamese (kVietnamese) lại
kXerox (kXerox) 241:153
kXHC1983 (kXHC1983) 1404.060:yòu
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) 又
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) 又
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)