U+5B97 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 lineage, ancestry; ancestor, clan. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is z.

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+5B97 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 AE 97
UTF-16 5B 97
UTF-32 00 00 5B 97
URL-Quoted %E5%AE%97
HTML-Escape 宗
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 宗
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) F0 F3
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) BD A1
Pīnyīn z
IRG_GSource G0-575A
IRG_HSource HB1-
IRG_JSource J0-3D21
IRG_KPSource KP0-E9C
IRG_KSource K0-7073
IRG_TSource T1-4C78
IRG_VSource V1-525
BigFive A976
CNS1986 1-4C78
CNS1992 1-4C78
GB0 5558
GB1 5558
Jis0 2901
KSC0 8083
MainlandTelegraph 1350
TaiwanTelegraph 1350
Xerox 244:144

Related Characters

  • ㊪


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5B97
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) 宗
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 宗
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 宗
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 宗
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 宗
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 宗
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 宗
Case Folding (cf) 宗
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 宗
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) 宗
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) G0-575A
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) HB1-
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J0-3D21
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP0-E9C
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K0-7073
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T1-4C78
kIRG_VSource (kIRG_VSource) V1-525
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 0557.050
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten (kIRGDaiKanwaZiten) 07106
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 20917.110
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 0283.140
kBigFive (kBigFive) A976
kCangjie (kCangjie) JMMF
kCantonese (kCantonese) zung1
kCihaiT (kCihaiT) 411.601
kCNS1986 (kCNS1986) 1-4C78
kCNS1992 (kCNS1992) 1-4C78
kCowles (kCowles) 4646
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 0557.050
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) lineage, ancestry; ancestor, clan
kEACC (kEACC) 213A6C
kFenn (kFenn) 516B
kFennIndex (kFennIndex) 563.05 564.01
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 3090.1
kFrequency (kFrequency) 3
kGB0 (kGB0) 5558
kGB1 (kGB1) 5558
kGradeLevel (kGradeLevel) 3
kGSR (kGSR) 1003a
kHangul (kHangul)
kHanYu (kHanYu) 20917.110
kHanyuPinlu (kHanyuPinlu) zōng(49) zong(18)
kHanyuPinyin (kHanyuPinyin) 20917.110:zōng
kHKGlyph (kHKGlyph) 1001
kJapaneseKun (kJapaneseKun) MUNE TATTOBU
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) SHUU SOU
kJis0 (kJis0) 2901
kKangXi (kKangXi) 0283.140
kKorean (kKorean) CONG
kKPS0 (kKPS0) E9CA
kKSC0 (kKSC0) 8083
kLau (kLau) 1628
kMainlandTelegraph (kMainlandTelegraph) 1350
kMandarin (kMandarin) zōng
kMatthews (kMatthews) 6896
kMeyerWempe (kMeyerWempe) 3506
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 07106
kNelson (kNelson) 1294
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 321
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+2347+40.3.5 C+2347+113.5.3
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 40.5
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 40.5
kSBGY (kSBGY) 033.42
kTaiwanTelegraph (kTaiwanTelegraph) 1350
kTang (kTang) *tzong
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 8
kVietnamese (kVietnamese) tông
kXerox (kXerox) 244:144
kXHC1983 (kXHC1983) 1538.020:zōng
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) 宗
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) 宗
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)