U+59E5 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 maternal grandmother; midwife. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is lǎo.

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+59E5 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 A5
UTF-16 59 E5
UTF-32 00 00 59 E5
URL-Quoted %E5%A7%A5
HTML-Escape 姥
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 姥
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) B1 B8
Pīnyīn lǎo
IRG_GSource G0-4051
IRG_HSource HB1-
IRG_JSource J0-3138
IRG_KPSource KP1-3D2
IRG_KSource K1-604A
IRG_TSource T1-5060
IRG_VSource V1-517
BigFive ABBE
CCCII 21396D
CNS1986 1-5060
CNS1992 1-5060
EACC 21396D
GB0 3249
GB1 3249
Jis0 1724
KPS1 3D27
KSC1 6442
MainlandTelegraph 1209
TaiwanTelegraph 1209
Xerox 257:130


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-59E5
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) 姥
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 姥
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 姥
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 姥
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 姥
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 姥
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 姥
Case Folding (cf) 姥
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 姥
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) 姥
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) G0-4051
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) HB1-
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J0-3138
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP1-3D2
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K1-604A
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T1-5060
kIRG_VSource (kIRG_VSource) V1-517
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 0526.080
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten (kIRGDaiKanwaZiten) 06216
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 21042.100
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 0260.090
kBigFive (kBigFive) ABBE
kCangjie (kCangjie) VJKP
kCantonese (kCantonese) lou5 mou5
kCCCII (kCCCII) 21396D
kCihaiT (kCihaiT) 384.106
kCNS1986 (kCNS1986) 1-5060
kCNS1992 (kCNS1992) 1-5060
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 0526.080
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) maternal grandmother; midwife
kEACC (kEACC) 21396D
kFenn (kFenn) 189G
kFennIndex (kFennIndex) 290.03 350.07
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 4441.1
kFrequency (kFrequency) 5
kGB0 (kGB0) 3249
kGB1 (kGB1) 3249
kHangul (kHangul)
kHanYu (kHanYu) 21042.100
kHanyuPinyin (kHanyuPinyin) 21042.100:mǔ,lǎo
kHKGlyph (kHKGlyph) 0907
kJapaneseKun (kJapaneseKun) UBA BABA
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) BO MO
kJis0 (kJis0) 1724
kKangXi (kKangXi) 0260.090
kKarlgren (kKarlgren) 515
kKorean (kKorean) MO
kKPS1 (kKPS1) 3D27
kKSC1 (kKSC1) 6442
kMainlandTelegraph (kMainlandTelegraph) 1209
kMandarin (kMandarin) lǎo
kMatthews (kMatthews) 4583
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 06216
kNelson (kNelson) 1213
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 824
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+1242+38.3.6 C+1242+125.6.3
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 38.6
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 38.6
kSBGY (kSBGY) 264.24
Semantic Variant (kSemanticVariant) 姆
Specialized Semantic Variant (kSpecializedSemanticVariant) 姆
kTaiwanTelegraph (kTaiwanTelegraph) 1209
kTang (kTang)
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 9
kVietnamese (kVietnamese) mụ
kXerox (kXerox) 257:130
kXHC1983 (kXHC1983) 0682.050:lǎo 0805.070:mǔ
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) 姥
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) 姥
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)