U+56CD 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 double happiness. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is .

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+56CD 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:

Double Happiness (simplified Chinese: 双喜; traditional Chinese: 雙喜; pinyin: shuāngxǐ) sometimes translated as Double Happy, is a Chinese traditional ornament design, commonly used as a decoration and symbol of marriage. Outside of China, it is also used in United States, Europe and Southeast Asia.


System Representation
UTF-8 E5 9B 8D
UTF-16 56 CD
UTF-32 00 00 56 CD
URL-Quoted %E5%9B%8D
HTML-Escape 囍
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 囍
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) FD EE
IRG_GSource GK-6868
IRG_HSource HB2-
IRG_JSource J4-2454
IRG_KPSource KP0-F6A
IRG_KSource K0-7D6E
IRG_TSource T2-7034
BigFive F8A6
CCCII 217367
CNS1986 2-7034
CNS1992 2-7034
EACC 217367
JIS0213 2,04,52
Jis1 2281
KSC0 9378
PseudoGB1 9378
Xerox 323:337


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) 囍
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 囍
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 囍
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 囍
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 囍
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 囍
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 囍
Case Folding (cf) 囍
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 囍
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) 囍
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) GK-6868
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) HB2-
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J4-2454
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP0-F6A
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K0-7D6E
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T2-7034
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 0438.240
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 10707.061
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 0216.051
kBigFive (kBigFive) F8A6
kCangjie (kCangjie) GRGRR
kCantonese (kCantonese) hei2
kCCCII (kCCCII) 217367
kCNS1986 (kCNS1986) 2-7034
kCNS1992 (kCNS1992) 2-7034
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 0438.240
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) double happiness
kEACC (kEACC) 217367
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 4466.1
kHangul (kHangul)
kHanYu (kHanYu) 10707.061
kJIS0213 (kJIS0213) 2,04,52
kJis1 (kJis1) 2281
kKangXi (kKangXi) 0215.221
kKorean (kKorean) HUY
kKPS0 (kKPS0) F6A2
kKSC0 (kKSC0) 9378
kMandarin (kMandarin)
kPseudoGB1 (kPseudoGB1) 9378
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+17409+30.3.21 C+17409+33.3.21
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 30.18
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 30.18
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 21
kXerox (kXerox) 323:337
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) 囍
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) 囍
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)