U+53C9 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 crotch; fork, prong. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is chā.

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+53C9 behaves as Ideographic regarding line breaks. It has type OLetter for sentence and Other for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.


System Representation
UTF-8 E5 8F 89
UTF-16 53 C9
UTF-32 00 00 53 C9
URL-Quoted %E5%8F%89
HTML-Escape 叉
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 叉
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) F3 A9
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) BA B5
Pīnyīn chā
IRG_GSource G0-3266
IRG_HSource HB1-
IRG_JSource J0-3A35
IRG_KSource K0-7329
IRG_TSource T1-4446
IRG_VSource V2-8A6
BigFive A465
CCCII 213521
CNS1986 1-4446
CNS1992 1-4446
EACC 213521
GB0 1870
GB1 1870
Jis0 2621
KSC0 8309
MainlandTelegraph 0643
TaiwanTelegraph 0643
Xerox 261:076


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-53C9
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) 叉
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 叉
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 叉
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 叉
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 叉
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 叉
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 叉
Case Folding (cf) 叉
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 叉
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) 叉
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) G0-3266
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) HB1-
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J0-3A35
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP0-ECA
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K0-7329
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T1-4446
kIRG_VSource (kIRG_VSource) V2-8A6
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 0374.150
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten (kIRGDaiKanwaZiten) 03116
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 10390.020
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 0165.010
kBigFive (kBigFive) A465
kCangjie (kCangjie) EI
kCantonese (kCantonese) caa1
kCCCII (kCCCII) 213521
kCihaiT (kCihaiT) 233.404
kCNS1986 (kCNS1986) 1-4446
kCNS1992 (kCNS1992) 1-4446
kCowles (kCowles) 401
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 0374.150
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) crotch; fork, prong
kEACC (kEACC) 213521
kFenn (kFenn) 538A
kFennIndex (kFennIndex) 8.02
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 1740.0
kFrequency (kFrequency) 5
kGB0 (kGB0) 1870
kGB1 (kGB1) 1870
kHangul (kHangul)
kHanYu (kHanYu) 10390.020
kHanyuPinyin (kHanyuPinyin) 10390.020:chā,chá,chǎ,chà
kHKGlyph (kHKGlyph) 0463
kJapaneseKun (kJapaneseKun) MATA
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) SHA SAI SA
kJis0 (kJis0) 2621
kKangXi (kKangXi) 0165.010
kKorean (kKorean) CHA
kKSC0 (kKSC0) 8309
kLau (kLau) 162 163
kMainlandTelegraph (kMainlandTelegraph) 0643
kMandarin (kMandarin) chā
kMatthews (kMatthews) 96
kMeyerWempe (kMeyerWempe) 54
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 03116
kNelson (kNelson) 0856
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 11
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+2085+29.2.1 V+20281+29.2.1
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 29.1
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 29.1
kSBGY (kSBGY) 093.41 167.40
Specialized Semantic Variant (kSpecializedSemanticVariant) 釵
kTaiwanTelegraph (kTaiwanTelegraph) 0643
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 3
kXerox (kXerox) 261:076
kXHC1983 (kXHC1983) 0112.020:chā 0114.100:chá 0114.130:chǎ 0115.060:chà
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) 叉
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) 叉
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)