U+5468 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 Zhou dynasty; circumference. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is zho.

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+5468 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:

Zhōu is the Hanyu Pinyin transliteration of the Chinese family name 周, which now ranks as the 10th most common surname in Mainland China, and 71st in South Korea. It has been one of the ten most common surnames in China since the Yuan Dynasty.

In places which use the Wade-Giles romanization such as Taiwan, Zhou is usually spelled as "Chou" (ㄓㄡ), and it may also be spelled "Chiau", "Chau", "Chao", "Chew", "Chow", "Chou", "Cho", "Chu", "Jhou", "Joe", "Jou", "Jue", or "Jow". Zhōu can also stand for another, rare Chinese family name, 洲.

The Korean equivalent is "Joo" or "Ju". In addition, the Vietnamese equivalent is "Châu" or "Chu".


System Representation
UTF-8 E5 91 A8
UTF-16 54 68
UTF-32 00 00 54 68
URL-Quoted %E5%91%A8
HTML-Escape 周
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 周
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) F1 B2
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) BC FE
Pīnyīn zho
IRG_GSource G0-565C
IRG_HSource HB1-
IRG_JSource J0-3C7E
IRG_KPSource KP0-E9E
IRG_KSource K0-7132
IRG_TSource T1-4C52
IRG_VSource V1-4E6
BigFive A950
CCCII 213574
CNS1986 1-4C52
CNS1992 1-4C52
EACC 213574
GB0 5460
GB1 5460
Jis0 2894
KSC0 8118
MainlandTelegraph 0719
TaiwanTelegraph 0719
Xerox 243:345

Related Characters



Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5468
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) 周
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 周
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 周
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 周
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 周
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 周
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 周
Case Folding (cf) 周
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 周
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) 周
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) G0-565C
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) HB1-
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J0-3C7E
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP0-E9E
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K0-7132
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T1-4C52
kIRG_VSource (kIRG_VSource) V1-4E6
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 0400.050
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten (kIRGDaiKanwaZiten) 03441'
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 10606.030
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 0181.360
kBigFive (kBigFive) A950
kCangjie (kCangjie) BGR
kCantonese (kCantonese) zau1
kCCCII (kCCCII) 213574
kCNS1986 (kCNS1986) 1-4C52
kCNS1992 (kCNS1992) 1-4C52
kCowles (kCowles) 156
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 0400.050
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) Zhou dynasty; circumference
kEACC (kEACC) 213574
kFenn (kFenn) 730C
kFennIndex (kFennIndex) 90.02
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 7722.0
kFrequency (kFrequency) 3
kGB0 (kGB0) 5460
kGB1 (kGB1) 5460
kGradeLevel (kGradeLevel) 3
kGSR (kGSR) 1083a
kHangul (kHangul)
kHanYu (kHanYu) 10606.030
kHanyuPinlu (kHanyuPinlu) zhoū(396)
kHanyuPinyin (kHanyuPinyin) 10606.030:zhōu
kHKGlyph (kHKGlyph) 0552
kJapaneseKun (kJapaneseKun) MAWARI AMANESHI MEGURU
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) SHUU
kJis0 (kJis0) 2894
kKangXi (kKangXi) 0181.360
kKorean (kKorean) CWU
kKPS0 (kKPS0) E9E2
kKSC0 (kKSC0) 8118
kLau (kLau) 1352
kMainlandTelegraph (kMainlandTelegraph) 0719
kMandarin (kMandarin) zhōu
kMatthews (kMatthews) 1293
kMeyerWempe (kMeyerWempe) 170
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 03441'
kNelson (kNelson) 0622
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 80
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+2346+30.3.5
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 30.5
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 30.5
kSBGY (kSBGY) 206.14
Semantic Variant (kSemanticVariant) 週
kTaiwanTelegraph (kTaiwanTelegraph) 0719
kTang (kTang) *jiou
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 8
kVietnamese (kVietnamese) chu
kXerox (kXerox) 243:345
kXHC1983 (kXHC1983) 1504.100:zhōu
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) 周
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) 周
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)