U+548B 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 question-forming particle, why? how? what?; to bite; loud. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is z.

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+548B 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 92 8B
UTF-16 54 8B
UTF-32 00 00 54 8B
URL-Quoted %E5%92%8B
HTML-Escape 咋
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 咋
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) BA F0
Pīnyīn z
IRG_GSource G0-5526
IRG_HSource HB1-
IRG_JSource J0-3A70
IRG_KPSource KP1-397
IRG_KSource K1-634C
IRG_TSource T1-4C53
IRG_VSource V1-4E7
BigFive A951
CCCII 213576
CNS1986 1-4C53
CNS1992 1-4C53
EACC 213576
GB0 5306
GB1 5306
Jis0 2680
KPS1 397B
KSC1 6744
MainlandTelegraph 0738
TaiwanTelegraph 0738
Xerox 277:244


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-548B
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) 咋
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 咋
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 咋
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 咋
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 咋
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 咋
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 咋
Case Folding (cf) 咋
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 咋
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) 咋
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) G0-5526
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) HB1-
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J0-3A70
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP1-397
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K1-634C
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T1-4C53
kIRG_VSource (kIRG_VSource) V1-4E7
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 0404.010
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten (kIRGDaiKanwaZiten) 03488
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 10601.090
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 0184.160
kBigFive (kBigFive) A951
kCangjie (kCangjie) RHS
kCantonese (kCantonese) zaa1 zaa3 zaak3
kCCCII (kCCCII) 213576
kCihaiT (kCihaiT) 268.603
kCNS1986 (kCNS1986) 1-4C53
kCNS1992 (kCNS1992) 1-4C53
kCowles (kCowles) 65
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 0404.010
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) question-forming particle, why? how? what?; to bite; loud
kEACC (kEACC) 213576
kFenn (kFenn) 150K
kFennIndex (kFennIndex) 7.08
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 6801.1
kGB0 (kGB0) 5306
kGB1 (kGB1) 5306
kGSR (kGSR) 0806f
kHangul (kHangul)
kHanYu (kHanYu) 10601.090
kHanyuPinlu (kHanyuPinlu) zǎ(17)
kHanyuPinyin (kHanyuPinyin) 10601.090:zé,zhà,zǎ,zhā
kHKGlyph (kHKGlyph) 0553
kJapaneseKun (kJapaneseKun) KUU KURAU KAMU
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) SAKU SA
kJis0 (kJis0) 2680
kKangXi (kKangXi) 0184.160
kKorean (kKorean) SA
kKPS1 (kKPS1) 397B
kKSC1 (kKSC1) 6744
kLau (kLau) 1273 1274
kMainlandTelegraph (kMainlandTelegraph) 0738
kMandarin (kMandarin)
kMatthews (kMatthews) 6743
kMeyerWempe (kMeyerWempe) 49
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 03488
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 10
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+2144+30.3.5
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 30.5
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 30.5
kSBGY (kSBGY) 422.28 511.14 514.22
kTaiwanTelegraph (kTaiwanTelegraph) 0738
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 8
kVietnamese (kVietnamese) chạ
kXerox (kXerox) 277:244
kXHC1983 (kXHC1983) 1436.010:zǎ 1444.110:zé 1447.120:zhā
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) 咋
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) 咋
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)