U+5438 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 inhale, suck in; absorb; attract. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is x.

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+5438 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 90 B8
UTF-16 54 38
UTF-32 00 00 54 38
URL-Quoted %E5%90%B8
HTML-Escape 吸
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 吸
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) FD E5
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) B5 DB
Pīnyīn x
IRG_GSource G0-4E7C
IRG_HSource HB1-
IRG_JSource J0-355B
IRG_KPSource KP0-F5B
IRG_KSource K0-7D65
IRG_TSource T1-494E
IRG_VSource V0-306
BigFive A76C
CCCII 213562
CNS1986 1-494E
CNS1992 1-494E
EACC 213562
GB0 4692
GB1 4692
Jis0 2159
KSC0 9369
MainlandTelegraph 0705
TaiwanTelegraph 0705
Xerox 245:254

Related Characters



Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5438
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) 吸
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 吸
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 吸
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 吸
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 吸
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 吸
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 吸
Case Folding (cf) 吸
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 吸
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) 吸
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) G0-4E7C
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) HB1-
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J0-355B
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP0-F5B
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K0-7D65
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T1-494E
kIRG_VSource (kIRG_VSource) V0-306
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 0397.060
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten (kIRGDaiKanwaZiten) 03372'
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 10594.010
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 0179.120
kBigFive (kBigFive) A76C
kCangjie (kCangjie) RNHE
kCantonese (kCantonese) kap1 ngap1
kCCCII (kCCCII) 213562
kCihaiT (kCihaiT) 262.203
kCNS1986 (kCNS1986) 1-494E
kCNS1992 (kCNS1992) 1-494E
kCowles (kCowles) 1926 3032
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 0397.060
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) inhale, suck in; absorb; attract
kEACC (kEACC) 213562
kFenn (kFenn) 218E
kFennIndex (kFennIndex) 159.03
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 6704.7
kFrequency (kFrequency) 4
kGB0 (kGB0) 4692
kGB1 (kGB1) 4692
kGradeLevel (kGradeLevel) 2
kGSR (kGSR) 0681j
kHangul (kHangul)
kHanYu (kHanYu) 10594.010
kHanyuPinlu (kHanyuPinlu) xī(371)
kHanyuPinyin (kHanyuPinyin) 10594.010:xī
kHKGlyph (kHKGlyph) 0530
kJapaneseKun (kJapaneseKun) SUU
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) KYUU
kJis0 (kJis0) 2159
kKangXi (kKangXi) 0179.120
kKarlgren (kKarlgren) 322
kKorean (kKorean) HUP
kKPS0 (kKPS0) F5B4
kKSC0 (kKSC0) 9369
kLau (kLau) 1661
kMainlandTelegraph (kMainlandTelegraph) 0705
kMandarin (kMandarin)
kMatthews (kMatthews) 2471
kMeyerWempe (kMeyerWempe) 1054 2043
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 03372'
kNelson (kNelson) 0885 0888
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 581
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+1653+30.3.3 V+13711+30.3.4
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 30.4
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 30.4
kSBGY (kSBGY) 533.25
Semantic Variant (kSemanticVariant) 噏
kTaiwanTelegraph (kTaiwanTelegraph) 0705
kTang (kTang) xyip
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 6
kVietnamese (kVietnamese) cộp
kXerox (kXerox) 245:254
kXHC1983 (kXHC1983) 1229.010:xī
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) 吸
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) 吸
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)