U+55C8 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 the call of a bird. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is yōng.

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+55C8 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 97 88
UTF-16 55 C8
UTF-32 00 00 55 C8
URL-Quoted %E5%97%88
HTML-Escape 嗈
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 嗈
Pīnyīn yōng
IRG_GSource G5-3939
IRG_HSource HB2-
IRG_KPSource KP1-3A7
IRG_KSource K2-282F
IRG_TSource T2-4223
BigFive DCDC
CCCII 21717A
CNS1986 2-4223
CNS1992 2-4223
GB5 2525
KPS1 3A72
TaiwanTelegraph 8179
Xerox 310:317


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-55C8
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) 嗈
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 嗈
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 嗈
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 嗈
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 嗈
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 嗈
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 嗈
Case Folding (cf) 嗈
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 嗈
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) 嗈
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
kIRG_GSource (kIRG_GSource) G5-3939
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) HB2-
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP1-3A7
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K2-282F
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T2-4223
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 0424.330
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten (kIRGDaiKanwaZiten) 04054
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 10672.070
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 0202.100
kBigFive (kBigFive) DCDC
kCangjie (kCangjie) RVVU
kCantonese (kCantonese) jung1
kCCCII (kCCCII) 21717A
kCNS1986 (kCNS1986) 2-4223
kCNS1992 (kCNS1992) 2-4223
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 0424.330
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) the call of a bird
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 6201.7
kFrequency (kFrequency) 5
kGB5 (kGB5) 2525
kHanYu (kHanYu) 10672.070
kHanyuPinyin (kHanyuPinyin) 10672.070:yōng
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) YOU YU
kKangXi (kKangXi) 0202.100
kKorean (kKorean) ONG
kKPS1 (kKPS1) 3A72
kMandarin (kMandarin) yōng
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 04054
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 30.10
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 30.10
kSBGY (kSBGY) 036.09
kTaiwanTelegraph (kTaiwanTelegraph) 8179
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 13
kXerox (kXerox) 310:317
kXHC1983 (kXHC1983) 1391.150:yōng
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) 嗈
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) 嗈
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)