U+55CE 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 final interrogative particle. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is ma.

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+55CE 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 8E
UTF-16 55 CE
UTF-32 00 00 55 CE
URL-Quoted %E5%97%8E
HTML-Escape 嗎
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 嗎
Pīnyīn ma
IRG_GSource G1-4270
IRG_HSource HB1-
IRG_JSource J3-2F2E
IRG_KSource K2-2834
IRG_TSource T1-6343
IRG_VSource V1-4F6
BigFive B6DC
CCCII 21367A
CNS1986 1-6343
CNS1992 1-6343
EACC 21367A
GB1 3480
JIS0213 1,15,14
Jis1 2192
TaiwanTelegraph 0834
Xerox 242:307


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) 嗎
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 嗎
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 嗎
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 嗎
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 嗎
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 嗎
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 嗎
Case Folding (cf) 嗎
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 嗎
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) 嗎
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) ATH
kIRG_GSource (kIRG_GSource) G1-4270
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) HB1-
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J3-2F2E
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K2-2834
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T1-6343
kIRG_VSource (kIRG_VSource) V1-4F6
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 0425.020
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten (kIRGDaiKanwaZiten) 04065
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 10664.100
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 0202.210
kBigFive (kBigFive) B6DC
kCangjie (kCangjie) RSQF
kCantonese (kCantonese) maa1 maa3 maa5
kCCCII (kCCCII) 21367A
kCihaiT (kCihaiT) 288.205
kCNS1986 (kCNS1986) 1-6343
kCNS1992 (kCNS1992) 1-6343
kCowles (kCowles) 2562
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 0425.020
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) final interrogative particle
kEACC (kEACC) 21367A
kFenn (kFenn) 255C
kFennIndex (kFennIndex) 326.01
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 6102.7
kFrequency (kFrequency) 1
kGB1 (kGB1) 3480
kGradeLevel (kGradeLevel) 1
kHanYu (kHanYu) 10664.100
kHanyuPinlu (kHanyuPinlu) ma(1456) má(93)
kHanyuPinyin (kHanyuPinyin) 10664.100:mà,ma,má,mǎ
kHKGlyph (kHKGlyph) 0646
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) BA
kJIS0213 (kJIS0213) 1,15,14
kJis1 (kJis1) 2192
kKangXi (kKangXi) 0202.210
kKorean (kKorean) MA
kLau (kLau) 2040 2041
kMandarin (kMandarin) ma
kMatthews (kMatthews) 4311
kMeyerWempe (kMeyerWempe) 1734
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 04065
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 863
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+16809+30.3.10 C+16809+187.10.3
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 30.10
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 30.10
Simplified Variant (kSimplifiedVariant) 吗
kTaiwanTelegraph (kTaiwanTelegraph) 0834
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 13
kVietnamese (kVietnamese) mửa
kXerox (kXerox) 242:307
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) 嗎
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) 嗎
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)