U+59B9 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 younger sister. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is m.

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+59B9 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 B9
UTF-16 59 B9
UTF-32 00 00 59 B9
URL-Quoted %E5%A6%B9
HTML-Escape 妹
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 妹
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) D8 D9
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) CB E5
Pīnyīn m
IRG_GSource G0-4343
IRG_HSource HB1-
IRG_JSource J0-4B65
IRG_KSource K0-5859
IRG_TSource T1-4C68
IRG_VSource V1-516
BigFive A966
CCCII 21395C
CNS1986 1-4C68
CNS1992 1-4C68
EACC 21395C
GB0 3535
GB1 3535
Jis0 4369
KSC0 5657
MainlandTelegraph 1188
TaiwanTelegraph 1188
Xerox 243:247


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-59B9
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) 妹
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 妹
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 妹
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 妹
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 妹
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 妹
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 妹
Case Folding (cf) 妹
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 妹
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) 妹
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) G0-4343
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) HB1-
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J0-4B65
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP0-DCB
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K0-5859
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T1-4C68
kIRG_VSource (kIRG_VSource) V1-516
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 0522.230
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten (kIRGDaiKanwaZiten) 06138
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 21034.060
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 0257.280
kBigFive (kBigFive) A966
kCangjie (kCangjie) VJD
kCantonese (kCantonese) mui6
kCCCII (kCCCII) 21395C
kCihaiT (kCihaiT) 380.505
kCNS1986 (kCNS1986) 1-4C68
kCNS1992 (kCNS1992) 1-4C68
kCowles (kCowles) 2765 2776
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 0522.230
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) younger sister
kEACC (kEACC) 21395C
kFenn (kFenn) 495A
kFennIndex (kFennIndex) 334.05
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 4549.0
kFrequency (kFrequency) 3
kGB0 (kGB0) 3535
kGB1 (kGB1) 3535
kGradeLevel (kGradeLevel) 1
kGSR (kGSR) 0531k
kHangul (kHangul)
kHanYu (kHanYu) 21034.060
kHanyuPinlu (kHanyuPinlu) mèi(158) mei(100)
kHanyuPinyin (kHanyuPinyin) 21034.060:mèi
kHKGlyph (kHKGlyph) 0888
kJapaneseKun (kJapaneseKun) IMOUTO IMO
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) MAI
kJis0 (kJis0) 4369
kKangXi (kKangXi) 0257.280
kKorean (kKorean) MAY
kKSC0 (kKSC0) 5657
kLau (kLau) 2212 2213
kMainlandTelegraph (kMainlandTelegraph) 1188
kMandarin (kMandarin) mèi
kMatthews (kMatthews) 4410
kMeyerWempe (kMeyerWempe) 1887 1898
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 06138
kNelson (kNelson) 1204
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 894
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+3731+38.3.5
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 38.5
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 38.5
kSBGY (kSBGY) 387.48
kTaiwanTelegraph (kTaiwanTelegraph) 1188
kTang (kTang) *mə̀i
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 8
kVietnamese (kVietnamese) muội
kXerox (kXerox) 243:247
kXHC1983 (kXHC1983) 0774.110:mèi
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) 妹
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) 妹
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)