U+5B50 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 offspring, child; fruit, seed of; 1st terrestrial branch. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is zi.

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. The glyph can, under circumstances, be confused with 1 other glyphs. In text U+5B50 behaves as Ideographic regarding line breaks. It has type OLetter for sentence and Other for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

Radical 39 meaning "child" or "seed" is 1 of 31 Kangxi radicals (214 radicals total) composed of three strokes.

In the Kangxi Dictionary there are 83 characters (out of 49,030) to be found under this radical.

In Chinese astrology, 子 represents the first Earthly Branch and corresponds to the Rat in the Chinese zodiac.


System Representation
UTF-8 E5 AD 90
UTF-16 5B 50
UTF-32 00 00 5B 50
URL-Quoted %E5%AD%90
HTML-Escape 子
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 子
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) ED AD
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) BB D2
Pīnyīn zi
IRG_GSource G0-5753
IRG_HSource HB1-
IRG_JSource J0-3B52
IRG_KPSource KP0-E6A
IRG_KSource K0-6D2D
IRG_TSource T1-444D
IRG_VSource V1-523
BigFive A46C
CNS1986 1-444D
CNS1992 1-444D
GB0 5551
GB1 5551
Jis0 2750
KSC0 7713
MainlandTelegraph 1311
TaiwanTelegraph 1311
Xerox 241:063

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Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5B50
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) 子
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 子
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 子
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 子
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 子
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 子
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 子
Case Folding (cf) 子
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 子
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) 子
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) G0-5753
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) HB1-
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J0-3B52
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP0-E6A
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K0-6D2D
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T1-444D
kIRG_VSource (kIRG_VSource) V1-523
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 0543.150
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten (kIRGDaiKanwaZiten) 06930
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 21006.060
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 0277.010
kBigFive (kBigFive) A46C
kCangjie (kCangjie) ND
kCantonese (kCantonese) zi2
kCihaiT (kCihaiT) 395.101
kCNS1986 (kCNS1986) 1-444D
kCNS1992 (kCNS1992) 1-444D
kCowles (kCowles) 4667
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 0543.150
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) offspring, child; fruit, seed of; 1st terrestrial branch
kEACC (kEACC) 213A4D
kFenn (kFenn) 112A
kFennIndex (kFennIndex) 584.10
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 1740.7
kFrequency (kFrequency) 1
kGB0 (kGB0) 5551
kGB1 (kGB1) 5551
kGradeLevel (kGradeLevel) 1
kGSR (kGSR) 0964a
kHangul (kHangul)
kHanYu (kHanYu) 21006.060
kHanyuPinlu (kHanyuPinlu) zi(6853) zǐ(1114)
kHanyuPinyin (kHanyuPinyin) 21006.060:zǐ,zi
kHDZRadBreak (kHDZRadBreak) ⼦[U+2F26]:21006.060
kHKGlyph (kHKGlyph) 0969
kJapaneseKun (kJapaneseKun) KO MI OTOKO
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) SHI SU
kJis0 (kJis0) 2750
kKangXi (kKangXi) 0277.010
kKorean (kKorean) CA
kKPS0 (kKPS0) E6AE
kKSC0 (kKSC0) 7713
kLau (kLau) 1428
kMainlandTelegraph (kMainlandTelegraph) 1311
kMandarin (kMandarin) zi
kMatthews (kMatthews) 6939
kMeyerWempe (kMeyerWempe) 3532
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 06930
kNelson (kNelson) 1264
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 134
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+2208+39.3.0
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 39.0
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 39.0
kSBGY (kSBGY) 253.30
Semantic Variant (kSemanticVariant) 只
kTaiwanTelegraph (kTaiwanTelegraph) 1311
kTang (kTang) *tziə̌
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 3
kVietnamese (kVietnamese)
kXerox (kXerox) 241:063
kXHC1983 (kXHC1983) 1531.040:zǐ
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) 子
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) 子
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)