U+53EF 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 may, can, -able; possibly. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is k.

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+53EF 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 AF
UTF-16 53 EF
UTF-32 00 00 53 EF
URL-Quoted %E5%8F%AF
HTML-Escape 可
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 可
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) CA A6
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) B2 C4
Pīnyīn k
IRG_GSource G0-3F49
IRG_HSource HB1-
IRG_JSource J0-3244
IRG_KSource K0-4A26
IRG_TSource T1-462B
IRG_VSource V1-4E3
BigFive A569
CCCII 213530
CNS1986 1-462B
CNS1992 1-462B
EACC 213530
GB0 3141
GB1 3141
Jis0 1836
KSC0 4206
MainlandTelegraph 0668
TaiwanTelegraph 0668
Xerox 241:067

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Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
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) 可
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 可
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 可
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 可
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 可
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 可
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 可
Case Folding (cf) 可
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 可
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) 可
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) G0-3F49
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) HB1-
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J0-3244
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP0-CDA
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K0-4A26
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T1-462B
kIRG_VSource (kIRG_VSource) V1-4E3
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 0383.070
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten (kIRGDaiKanwaZiten) 03245
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 10567.070
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 0172.120
kBigFive (kBigFive) A569
kCangjie (kCangjie) MNR
kCantonese (kCantonese) hak1 ho2
kCCCII (kCCCII) 213530
kCihaiT (kCihaiT) 244.102
kCNS1986 (kCNS1986) 1-462B
kCNS1992 (kCNS1992) 1-462B
kCowles (kCowles) 1117
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 0383.070
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) may, can, -able; possibly
kEACC (kEACC) 213530
kFenn (kFenn) 699A
kFennIndex (kFennIndex) 253.10 254.01
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 1062.0
kFrequency (kFrequency) 1
kGB0 (kGB0) 3141
kGB1 (kGB1) 3141
kGradeLevel (kGradeLevel) 1
kGSR (kGSR) 0001a
kHangul (kHangul)
kHanYu (kHanYu) 10567.070
kHanyuPinlu (kHanyuPinlu) kě(6054)
kHanyuPinyin (kHanyuPinyin) 10567.070:kě,gē,kè
kHKGlyph (kHKGlyph) 0475
kJapaneseKun (kJapaneseKun) YOI BESHI BAKARI
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) KA KOKU
kJis0 (kJis0) 1836
kKangXi (kKangXi) 0172.120
kKarlgren (kKarlgren) 414
kKorean (kKorean) KA KUK
kKPS0 (kKPS0) CDA6
kKSC0 (kKSC0) 4206
kLau (kLau) 1202
kMainlandTelegraph (kMainlandTelegraph) 0668
kMandarin (kMandarin)
kMatthews (kMatthews) 3381
kMeyerWempe (kMeyerWempe) 753
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 03245
kNelson (kNelson) 0024
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 487
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+1348+30.3.2
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 30.2
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 30.2
kSBGY (kSBGY) 304.54
kTaiwanTelegraph (kTaiwanTelegraph) 0668
kTang (kTang) *kɑ̌
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 5
kVietnamese (kVietnamese) khả
kXerox (kXerox) 241:067
kXHC1983 (kXHC1983) 0640.020:kě 0643.020:kè
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) 可
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) 可
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)