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Glyph for U+6AFB
Source: Noto CJK

U+6AFB CJK Unified Ideo­graph-​6AFB

U+6AFB was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block U+4E00 to U+9FFF CJK Unified Ideographs in the U+0000 to U+FFFF Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Other Letter and is mainly used in the Han script. The Unihan Database defines it as cherry, cherry blossom. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is yīng.

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+6AFB behaves as Ideographic regarding line breaks. It has type Other Letter for sentence and Other for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

A cherry blossom, also known as Japanese cherry or Sakura, is a flower of many trees of genus Prunus or Prunus subg. Cerasus. They are common species in East Asia, including China, Korea and especially in Japan. They generally refer to ornamental cherry trees, not to be confused with cherry trees that produce fruit for eating. It is considered the national flower of Japan.

Wild species of the cherry tree is widely distributed mainly in the Northern hemisphere. In the mainstream classification in Europe and North America, cherry trees for ornamental purposes are classified into the genus Prunus which consists of about 400 species. In the mainstream classification in Japan, China, and Russia, on the other hand, ornamental cherry trees are classified into the genus Cerasus, which consists of about 100 species separated from the genus Prunus, and the genus Cerasus does not include Prunus salicina, Prunus persica (Peach), Prunus mume, Prunus grayana, amongst others. In Europe and North America, however, there were not many wild cherry trees with many large flowers suitable for cherry blossom viewing. Many of them were different from the typical cherry tree shapes and flowers for cherry blossom viewing that people today imagine. In mainland China, there has been a culture of viewing plum blossoms since ancient times, and there were many wild species of cherry blossoms, but many of them had small flowers, and the distribution area of wild species of cherry blossoms, which bore large flowers suitable for hanami, was often limited to a small area away from people's living areas. On the other hand, in Japan, Prunus speciosa (Oshima cherry) and Prunus jamasakura (Yamazakura), which bloom large flowers suitable for cherry blossom viewing and tend to become large trees, were distributed in a fairly wide area of the country and close to people's living areas. Therefore, it is considered that the culture of viewing cherry blossoms and the production of cultivars have developed historically in Japan.

Many of the cherry trees currently enjoyed for cherry blossom viewing are not wild species but cultivar. Because cherry trees have a mutable trait, many cultivars have been created for cherry blossom viewing, especially in Japan. Since the Heian period, the Japanese have produced many cultivars by selecting superior or mutant individuals that were born from natural crossings of wild cherry trees, or by crossing them artificially, and then breeding them by grafting and cutting. Oshima cherry, Yamazakura, Prunus pendula f.ascendens (syn, Prunus itosakura, Edo higan), and so on, which grow naturally in Japan, are easy to mutate, and especially Oshima cherry, which is an endemic species in Japan, tend to mutate into double-flowered, grow fast, have many large flowers, and have a strong fragrance; therefore, Oshima cherry has produced much sakura called Sato-zakura Group as a base of cultivars because of its favorable characteristics. The representative cultivars whose parent species is the Oshima cherry are Yoshino cherry and Kanzan; Yoshino cherries are actively planted in Asian countries, and Kanzan is actively planted in Western countries.

In Europe, from the late 19th century to the early 20th century, Collingwood Ingram, an Englishman, collected and studied Japanese cherry blossoms, and created various ornamental cultivars, and the culture of cherry blossom viewing began to be spread. In the United States, cherry blossom viewing began to spread after Japan presented cherry blossoms as a token of friendship in 1912.


System Representation
UTF-16 6A FB
UTF-32 00 00 6A FB
URL-Quoted %E6%AB%BB
HTML hex reference 櫻
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake æ«»
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) E5 A1
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) DD AF
Pīnyīn yīng


Complete Record

Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode 1 Name
Block CJK Unified Ideographs
General Category Other Letter
Script Han
Bidirectional Category Left To Right
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+6AFB CJK Unified Ideograph-6AFB
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+6AFB CJK Unified Ideograph-6AFB
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+6AFB CJK Unified Ideograph-6AFB
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+6AFB CJK Unified Ideograph-6AFB
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+6AFB CJK Unified Ideograph-6AFB
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+6AFB CJK Unified Ideograph-6AFB
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+6AFB CJK Unified Ideograph-6AFB
Case Folding Glyph for U+6AFB CJK Unified Ideograph-6AFB
ASCII Hex Digit
Bidi Control
Bidi Mirrored
Composition Exclusion
Case Ignorable
Changes When Casefolded
Changes When Casemapped
Changes When NFKC Casefolded
Changes When Lowercased
Changes When Titlecased
Changes When Uppercased
Full Composition Exclusion
Default Ignorable Code Point
Emoji Modifier Base
Emoji Component
Emoji Modifier
Emoji Presentation
Extended Pictographic
FC NFKC Closure Glyph for U+6AFB CJK Unified Ideograph-6AFB
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
ID Continue
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
Indic Mantra Category
Indic Positional Category NA
Indic Syllabic Category Other
Jamo Short Name
Join Control
Logical Order Exception
Noncharacter Code Point
NFC Quick Check Yes
NFD Quick Check Yes
NFKC Casefold Glyph for U+6AFB CJK Unified Ideograph-6AFB
NFKC Quick Check Yes
NFKD Quick Check Yes
Other Alphabetic
Other Default Ignorable Code Point
Other Grapheme Extend
Other ID Continue
Other ID Start
Other Lowercase
Other Math
Other Uppercase
Prepended Concatenation Mark
Pattern Syntax
Pattern White Space
Quotation Mark
Regional Indicator
Sentence Break Other Letter
Soft Dotted
Sentence Terminal
Terminal Punctuation
Unified Ideograph
Variation Selector
Word Break Other
White Space
XID Continue
XID Start
Expands On NFC
Expands On NFD
Expands On NFKC
Expands On NFKD
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+6AFB CJK Unified Ideograph-6AFB
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
East Asian Width Wide
Hangul Syllable Type Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment
Joining Group No_Joining_Group
Joining Type Non Joining
Line Break Ideographic
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+6AFB CJK Unified Ideograph-6AFB
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation U
Big Five Mapping C4E5
CCCII Mapping 21456F
CNS 11643-1986 Mapping 1-7A70
CNS 11643-1992 Mapping 1-7A70
Cangjie Input Code DBCV
kCantonese jing1
kCihaiT 727.106
kCowles 5226
kDaeJaweon 0950.400
Unihan Definition cherry, cherry blossom
kEACC 21456F
kFenn 859E
kFennIndex 633.04
kFourCornerCode 4694.4
kFrequency 5
kGB1 5103
kHKGlyph 2032
kHanYu 21321.010
kHangul 앵:0N
kHanyuPinyin 21321.010:yīng
kIRGDaeJaweon 0950.400
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten 15888
kIRGHanyuDaZidian 21321.010
kIRGKangXi 0562.180
kIRG_GSource G1-5323
kIRG_HSource HB1-C4E5
kIRG_JSource J0-5D2F
kIRG_KPSource KP0-FDA1
kIRG_KSource K0-6521
kIRG_TSource T1-7A70
kJapaneseKun SAKURA
kJapaneseOn OU YOU
kJinmeiyoKanji 2010:U+685C
kJis0 6115
kKSC0 6901
kKangXi 0562.180
kKarlgren 289
kKorean AYNG
kKoreanName 2015
kLau 3481
kMandarin yīng
kMatthews 7460
kMeyerWempe 3911
kMorohashi 15888
kNelson 2404
kPhonetic 1583A
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) C+5326+75.4.17
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) 75.17
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) 75.17
kSBGY 188.52
Simplified Variant Glyph for U+6A31 U+6A31
Specialized Semantic Variant Glyph for U+8621 U+8621
Taiwanese Telegraph Code 2937
kTang qɛng
Stroke Number 21
UnihanCore2020 Set HJKMPT
Xerox Code 257:137