U+5996 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 strange, weird, supernatural. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is yāo.

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+5996 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 A6 96
UTF-16 59 96
UTF-32 00 00 59 96
URL-Quoted %E5%A6%96
HTML-Escape 妖
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 妖
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) E8 ED
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) CD C5
Pīnyīn yāo
IRG_GSource G0-517D
IRG_HSource HB1-
IRG_JSource J0-4D45
IRG_KSource K0-686D
IRG_TSource T1-496F
IRG_VSource V1-516
BigFive A7AF
CCCII 213957
CNS1986 1-496F
CNS1992 1-496F
EACC 213957
GB0 4993
GB1 4993
Jis0 4537
KSC0 7277
MainlandTelegraph 1179
TaiwanTelegraph 1179
Xerox 251:366


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5996
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) 妖
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 妖
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 妖
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 妖
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 妖
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 妖
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 妖
Case Folding (cf) 妖
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 妖
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) 妖
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) G0-517D
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) HB1-
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J0-4D45
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP0-FAA
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K0-686D
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T1-496F
kIRG_VSource (kIRG_VSource) V1-516
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 0520.180
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten (kIRGDaiKanwaZiten) 06086
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 21031.070
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 0256.200
kBigFive (kBigFive) A7AF
kCangjie (kCangjie) VHK
kCantonese (kCantonese) jiu1
kCCCII (kCCCII) 213957
kCihaiT (kCihaiT) 379.602
kCNS1986 (kCNS1986) 1-496F
kCNS1992 (kCNS1992) 1-496F
kCowles (kCowles) 1380
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 0520.180
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) strange, weird, supernatural
kEACC (kEACC) 213957
kFenn (kFenn) 463G
kFennIndex (kFennIndex) 616.11 617.01
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 4243.4
kFrequency (kFrequency) 5
kGB0 (kGB0) 4993
kGB1 (kGB1) 4993
kGSR (kGSR) 1141d
kHangul (kHangul)
kHanYu (kHanYu) 21031.070
kHanyuPinyin (kHanyuPinyin) 21031.070:yāo,jiǎo
kHKGlyph (kHKGlyph) 0884
kJapaneseKun (kJapaneseKun) NAMAMEKU
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) YOU
kJis0 (kJis0) 4537
kKangXi (kKangXi) 0256.200
kKarlgren (kKarlgren) 216
kKorean (kKorean) YO
kKPS0 (kKPS0) FAA2
kKSC0 (kKSC0) 7277
kLau (kLau) 3506
kMainlandTelegraph (kMainlandTelegraph) 1179
kMandarin (kMandarin) yāo
kMatthews (kMatthews) 7279
kMeyerWempe (kMeyerWempe) 910
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 06086
kNelson (kNelson) 1198
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 1594
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+3887+38.3.4
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 38.4
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 38.4
kSBGY (kSBGY) 151.01
kTaiwanTelegraph (kTaiwanTelegraph) 1179
kTang (kTang) *qyɛu
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 7
kVietnamese (kVietnamese) yêu
kXerox (kXerox) 251:366
kXHC1983 (kXHC1983) 1340.020:yāo
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) 妖
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) 妖
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)