U+59E8 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 mother/wife's sister; concubine. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is y.

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+59E8 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 A8
UTF-16 59 E8
UTF-32 00 00 59 E8
URL-Quoted %E5%A7%A8
HTML-Escape 姨
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 姨
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) EC A9
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) D5 A9
Pīnyīn y
IRG_GSource G0-524C
IRG_HSource HB1-
IRG_JSource J0-5529
IRG_KSource K0-6C29
IRG_TSource T1-505E
IRG_VSource V0-347
BigFive ABBC
CCCII 21396C
CNS1986 1-505E
CNS1992 1-505E
EACC 21396C
GB0 5044
GB1 5044
Jis0 5309
KSC0 7609
MainlandTelegraph 1210
TaiwanTelegraph 1210
Xerox 252:367


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-59E8
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) 姨
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 姨
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 姨
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 姨
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 姨
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 姨
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 姨
Case Folding (cf) 姨
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 姨
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) 姨
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) G0-524C
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) HB1-
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J0-5529
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP0-FCA
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K0-6C29
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T1-505E
kIRG_VSource (kIRG_VSource) V0-347
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 0526.140
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten (kIRGDaiKanwaZiten) 06222
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 21043.120
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 0260.150
kBigFive (kBigFive) ABBC
kCangjie (kCangjie) VKN
kCantonese (kCantonese) ji4
kCCCII (kCCCII) 21396C
kCihaiT (kCihaiT) 384.201
kCNS1986 (kCNS1986) 1-505E
kCNS1992 (kCNS1992) 1-505E
kCowles (kCowles) 1270
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 0526.140
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) mother/wife's sister; concubine
kEACC (kEACC) 21396C
kFenn (kFenn) 251F
kFennIndex (kFennIndex) 218.06
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 4543.2
kFrequency (kFrequency) 5
kGB0 (kGB0) 5044
kGB1 (kGB1) 5044
kGradeLevel (kGradeLevel) 4
kGSR (kGSR) 0551e
kHangul (kHangul)
kHanYu (kHanYu) 21043.120
kHanyuPinlu (kHanyuPinlu) yí(55)
kHanyuPinyin (kHanyuPinyin) 21043.120:yí
kHKGlyph (kHKGlyph) 0905
kJapaneseKun (kJapaneseKun) OBA
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) I
kJis0 (kJis0) 5309
kKangXi (kKangXi) 0260.150
kKarlgren (kKarlgren) 186
kKorean (kKorean) I
kKSC0 (kKSC0) 7609
kLau (kLau) 3418 3419
kMainlandTelegraph (kMainlandTelegraph) 1210
kMandarin (kMandarin)
kMatthews (kMatthews) 2985
kMeyerWempe (kMeyerWempe) 853
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 06222
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 1542
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+4568+38.3.6
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 38.6
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 38.6
kSBGY (kSBGY) 051.10
kTaiwanTelegraph (kTaiwanTelegraph) 1210
kTang (kTang) i
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 9
kVietnamese (kVietnamese)
kXerox (kXerox) 252:367
kXHC1983 (kXHC1983) 1360.110:yí
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) 姨
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) 姨
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)