U+5C3A 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 Chinese measure approx. 'foot'. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is ch.

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+5C3A 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:

The shaku (Japanese: 尺) or Japanese foot is a Japanese unit of length derived (but varying) from the Chinese chi, originally based upon the length of the forearm (compare cubits). Traditionally, the length varied by location or use, but it is now standardized as 10/33 meters (30.3 centimeters or 11.9 inches). The measurement also forms the basis of the modern Taiwanese chi.


System Representation
UTF-8 E5 B0 BA
UTF-16 5C 3A
UTF-32 00 00 5C 3A
URL-Quoted %E5%B0%BA
HTML-Escape 尺
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake å°º
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) F4 A9
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) BC DC
Pīnyīn ch
IRG_GSource G0-335F
IRG_HSource HB1-
IRG_JSource J0-3C5C
IRG_KSource K0-7429
IRG_TSource T1-4539
IRG_VSource V1-532
BigFive A4D8
CNS1986 1-4539
CNS1992 1-4539
GB0 1963
GB1 1963
Jis0 2860
KSC0 8409
MainlandTelegraph 1439
TaiwanTelegraph 1439
Xerox 245:311


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
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) 尺
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 尺
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 尺
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 尺
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 尺
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 尺
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 尺
Case Folding (cf) 尺
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 尺
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) 尺
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) G0-335F
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) HB1-
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J0-3C5C
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP0-ECF
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K0-7429
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T1-4539
kIRG_VSource (kIRG_VSource) V1-532
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 0595.100
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten (kIRGDaiKanwaZiten) 07632
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 20964.020
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 0299.320
kBigFive (kBigFive) A4D8
kCangjie (kCangjie) SO
kCantonese (kCantonese) ce2 cek3
kCihaiT (kCihaiT) 445.601
kCNS1986 (kCNS1986) 1-4539
kCNS1992 (kCNS1992) 1-4539
kCowles (kCowles) 496
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 0595.100
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) Chinese measure approx. 'foot'
kEACC (kEACC) 213B4E
kFenn (kFenn) 724A
kFennIndex (kFennIndex) 23.06 73.01
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 7780.7
kFrequency (kFrequency) 4
kGB0 (kGB0) 1963
kGB1 (kGB1) 1963
kGradeLevel (kGradeLevel) 2
kGSR (kGSR) 0794a
kHangul (kHangul)
kHanYu (kHanYu) 20964.020
kHanyuPinlu (kHanyuPinlu) chǐ(124)
kHanyuPinyin (kHanyuPinyin) 20964.020:chǐ,chě
kHKGlyph (kHKGlyph) 1064
kJapaneseKun (kJapaneseKun) MONOSASHI
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) SHAKU SEKI
kJis0 (kJis0) 2860
kKangXi (kKangXi) 0299.320
kKorean (kKorean) CHEK
kKPS0 (kKPS0) ECF9
kKSC0 (kKSC0) 8409
kLau (kLau) 249
kMainlandTelegraph (kMainlandTelegraph) 1439
kMandarin (kMandarin) chǐ
kMatthews (kMatthews) 1045
kMeyerWempe (kMeyerWempe) 199
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 07632
kNelson (kNelson) 1377
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 102
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+2312+44.3.1
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 44.1
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 44.1
kSBGY (kSBGY) 518.02
kTaiwanTelegraph (kTaiwanTelegraph) 1439
kTang (kTang) *chiɛk
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 4
kVietnamese (kVietnamese) xích
kXerox (kXerox) 245:311
kXHC1983 (kXHC1983) 0130.050:chě 0144.060:chǐ
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) 尺
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) 尺
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)