U+6C23 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 air, gas, steam, vapor; spirit. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is q.

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+6C23 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:

In traditional Chinese culture, qi (more precisely qì, also chi, ch'i or ki) is an active principle forming part of any living thing. Qi is frequently translated as "natural energy", "life force", or "energy flow". Qi is the central underlying principle in traditional Chinese medicine and martial arts. The literal translation of "qi" is "breath", "air", or "gas".

Concepts similar to qi can be found in many cultures, for example, prana in the Hindu religion, pneuma in ancient Greece, mana in Hawaiian culture, lüng in Tibetan Buddhism, ruah in Hebrew culture, and vital energy in Western philosophy. Some elements of qi can be understood in the term energy when used by writers and practitioners of various esoteric forms of spirituality and alternative medicine. Elements of the qi concept can also be found in Western popular culture, for example "The Force" in Star Wars. Notions in the West of energeia, élan vital, or "vitalism" are purported to be similar.


System Representation
UTF-8 E6 B0 A3
UTF-16 6C 23
UTF-32 00 00 6C 23
URL-Quoted %E6%B0%A3
HTML-Escape 氣
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake æ°£
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) D1 A8
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) DD E6
Pīnyīn q
IRG_GSource G1-4678
IRG_HSource HB1-
IRG_JSource J0-5D66
IRG_KPSource KP0-D2D
IRG_KSource K0-5128
IRG_TSource T1-5634
IRG_VSource V1-5B5
BigFive AEF0
CCCII 214655
CNS1986 1-5634
CNS1992 1-5634
EACC 214655
GB1 3888
Jis0 6170
KSC0 4908
TaiwanTelegraph 3051
Xerox 241:346


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode Name (na) CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-6C23
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) 氣
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) 氣
Lowercase Mapping (lc) 氣
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) 氣
Uppercase Mapping (uc) 氣
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) 氣
Titlecase Mapping (tc) 氣
Case Folding (cf) 氣
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) 氣
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) 氣
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) ATJ
kIRG_GSource (kIRG_GSource) G1-4678
kIRG_HSource (kIRG_HSource) HB1-
kIRG_JSource (kIRG_JSource) J0-5D66
kIRG_KPSource (kIRG_KPSource) KP0-D2D
kIRG_KSource (kIRG_KSource) K0-5128
kIRG_TSource (kIRG_TSource) T1-5634
kIRG_VSource (kIRG_VSource) V1-5B5
kIRGDaeJaweon (kIRGDaeJaweon) 0990.260
kIRGDaiKanwaZiten (kIRGDaiKanwaZiten) 17059
kIRGHanyuDaZidian (kIRGHanyuDaZidian) 32011.140
kIRGKangXi (kIRGKangXi) 0599.120
kBigFive (kBigFive) AEF0
kCangjie (kCangjie) ONFD
kCantonese (kCantonese) hei3
kCCCII (kCCCII) 214655
kCihaiT (kCihaiT) 751.504
kCNS1986 (kCNS1986) 1-5634
kCNS1992 (kCNS1992) 1-5634
kCowles (kCowles) 1033
kDaeJaweon (kDaeJaweon) 0990.260
Unihan Definition (kDefinition) air, gas, steam, vapor; spirit
kEACC (kEACC) 214655
kFenn (kFenn) 298A
kFennIndex (kFennIndex) 40.08
kFourCornerCode (kFourCornerCode) 8091.7
kFrequency (kFrequency) 2
kGB1 (kGB1) 3888
kGradeLevel (kGradeLevel) 1
kGSR (kGSR) 0517c
kHangul (kHangul)
kHanYu (kHanYu) 32011.140
kHanyuPinlu (kHanyuPinlu) qì(2634) qi(348)
kHanyuPinyin (kHanyuPinyin) 32011.140:xì,qì
kHKGlyph (kHKGlyph) 2099
kJapaneseKun (kJapaneseKun) IKI
kJapaneseOn (kJapaneseOn) KI KE
kJis0 (kJis0) 6170
kKangXi (kKangXi) 0599.120
kKarlgren (kKarlgren) 333
kKorean (kKorean) KI
kKPS0 (kKPS0) D2D2
kKSC0 (kKSC0) 4908
kLau (kLau) 1157
kMandarin (kMandarin)
kMatthews (kMatthews) 554
kMeyerWempe (kMeyerWempe) 698
kMorohashi (kMorohashi) 17059
kNelson (kNelson) 2481
kPhonetic (kPhonetic) 461
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) (kRSAdobe_Japan1_6) C+5381+84.4.6 C+5381+119.6.4
Radical Stroke Count (KangXi) (kRSKangXi) 84.6
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) (kRSUnicode) 84.6
kSBGY (kSBGY) 361.15 361.24
Semantic Variant (kSemanticVariant) 炁
Simplified Variant (kSimplifiedVariant) 气
kTaiwanTelegraph (kTaiwanTelegraph) 3051
kTang (kTang) *kiə̀i
Stroke Number (kTotalStrokes) 10
kVietnamese (kVietnamese) khí
kXerox (kXerox) 241:346
kXHC1983 (kXHC1983) 0903.021:qì
z Variant (kZVariant) 気
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) 氣
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) 氣
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)