U+59C9 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 elder sister. 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+59C9 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 A7 89
UTF-16 59 C9
UTF-32 00 00 59 C9
URL-Quoted %E5%A7%89
HTML-Escape 姉
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 姉
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) ED AB
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) BB D0
IRG_GSource GE-2660
IRG_HSource H-FB
IRG_JSource J0-3B50
IRG_KPSource KP0-E6A
IRG_KSource K0-6D2B
IRG_TSource T3-283F
IRG_VSource V0-347
CCCII 333963
CNS1986 E-283F
CNS1992 3-283F
EACC 333963
Jis0 2748
KSC0 7711
Xerox 322:173


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-59C9
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) 姉
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 姉
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 姉
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 姉
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 姉
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 姉
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 姉
Case Folding (cf) 姉
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 姉
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) 姉
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) AJK
kIRG_GSource (kIRG_GSource) GE-2660
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) H-FB
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J0-3B50
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP0-E6A
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K0-6D2B
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T3-283F
kIRG_VSource (kIRG_VSource) V0-347
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 0523.210
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten (kIRGDaiKanwaZiten) 06165
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 21029.160
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 0258.140
kCangjie (kCangjie) VJB
kCantonese (kCantonese) zi2
kCCCII (kCCCII) 333963
kCihaiT (kCihaiT) 380.305
kCNS1986 (kCNS1986) E-283F
kCNS1992 (kCNS1992) 3-283F
kCowles (kCowles) 4669
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 0523.210
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) elder sister
kEACC (kEACC) 333963
kFennIndex (kFennIndex) 585.04
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 4042.7
kGSR (kGSR) 0554c
kHangul (kHangul)
kHanYu (kHanYu) 21029.160
kJapaneseKun (kJapaneseKun) ANE
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) SHI
kJis0 (kJis0) 2748
kKangXi (kKangXi) 0258.140
kKorean (kKorean) CA
kKPS0 (kKPS0) E6AC
kKSC0 (kKSC0) 7711
kMandarin (kMandarin)
kMatthews (kMatthews) 6948
kMeyerWempe (kMeyerWempe) 3533
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 06165
kNelson (kNelson) 1207
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 138
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+2206+38.3.5 V+13452+38.3.4
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 38.5
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 38.5
Semantic Variant (kSemanticVariant) 姊
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 7
kVietnamese (kVietnamese) chị
kXerox (kXerox) 322:173
z Variant (kZVariant) 姊
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) 姉
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) 姉
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)