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Glyph for U+6C23
Source: Noto CJK

U+6C23 CJK Unified Ideo­graph-​6C23

U+6C23 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 air, gas, steam, vapor; spirit. Its Pīnyīn pronunciation is qu00ec.

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 Other Letter 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 and the East Asian cultural sphere, qi, also ch'i in Wade–Giles romanization ( CHEE ) or chi, is believed to be a vital force forming part of any living entity. Literally meaning "vapor", "air", or "breath", the word qi is a polysemous word often translated as "vital energy", "vital force", "material energy", or simply as "energy". Qi is the central underlying principle in traditional Chinese medicine and in Chinese martial arts. The practice of cultivating and balancing qi is called qigong.

Believers in qi describe it as a vital force, the flow of which must be unimpeded for health. Qi is a pseudoscientific, unverified concept, and is unrelated to the concept of energy used in science (vital energy itself being an abandoned scientific notion). The historian of medicine in China Paul U. Unschuld adds that there "is no evidence of a concept of 'energy' – either in the strictly physical sense or even in the more colloquial sense – anywhere in Chinese medical theory."

Gods, especially anthropomorphic gods, are sometimes thought to have qi and be a reflection of the microcosm of qi in humans, both having qi that can concentrate in certain body parts.


System Representation
UTF-8 E6 B0 A3
UTF-16 6C 23
UTF-32 00 00 6C 23
URL-Quoted %E6%B0%A3
HTML hex reference 氣
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake æ°£
Encoding: EUC-KR (hex bytes) D1 A8
Encoding: JIS0208 (hex bytes) DD E6
Pīnyīn qu00ec


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+6C23 CJK Unified Ideograph-6C23
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+6C23 CJK Unified Ideograph-6C23
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+6C23 CJK Unified Ideograph-6C23
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+6C23 CJK Unified Ideograph-6C23
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+6C23 CJK Unified Ideograph-6C23
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+6C23 CJK Unified Ideograph-6C23
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+6C23 CJK Unified Ideograph-6C23
Case Folding Glyph for U+6C23 CJK Unified Ideograph-6C23
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+6C23 CJK Unified Ideograph-6C23
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
ID Continue
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
ID_Compat_Math_Continue 0
ID_Compat_Math_Start 0
InCB None
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+6C23 CJK Unified Ideograph-6C23
NFKC Quick Check Yes
NFKC_SCF Glyph for U+6C23 CJK Unified Ideograph-6C23
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+6C23 CJK Unified Ideograph-6C23
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+6C23 CJK Unified Ideograph-6C23
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation U
Big Five Mapping AEF0
CCCII Mapping 214655
CNS 11643-1986 Mapping 1-5634
CNS 11643-1992 Mapping 1-5634
Cangjie Input Code ONFD
kCantonese hei3
kCihaiT 751.504
kCowles 1033
kDaeJaweon 0990.260
Unihan Definition air, gas, steam, vapor; spirit
kEACC 214655
kFenn 298A
kFennIndex 40.08
kFourCornerCode 8091.7
kFrequency 2
kGB1 3888
kGSR 0517c
kGradeLevel 1
kHKGlyph 2099
kHanYu 32011.140
kHangul uae30:0E
kHanyuPinlu qu00ec(2634) qi(348)
kHanyuPinyin 32011.140:xu00ec,qu00ec
kIRGDaeJaweon 0990.260
kIRGHanyuDaZidian 32011.140
kIRGKangXi 0599.120
kIRG_GSource G1-4678
kIRG_HSource HB1-AEF0
kIRG_JSource J0-5D66
kIRG_KPSource KP0-D2D2
kIRG_KSource K0-5128
kIRG_TSource T1-5634
kIRG_VSource V1-5B59
kJapanese u30ad u30b1
kJapaneseKun IKI
kJapaneseOn KI KE
kJinmeiyoKanji 2010:U+6C17
kJis0 6170
kKangXi 0599.120
kKarlgren 333
kKorean KI
kKoreanEducationHanja 2007
kLau 1157
kMandarin qu00ec
kMatthews 554
kMeyerWempe 698
kMojiJoho MJ015020
kMorohashi 17059
kNelson 2481
kPhonetic 461
Radical Stroke Count (Adobe Japan 1-6) C+5381+84.4.6 C+5381+119.6.4
Radical Stroke Count (Unicode) 84.6
kSBGY 361.15 361.24
kSMSZD2003Index 352.13 510.10
kSMSZD2003Readings qu00ecu7cb5hei3
Semantic Variant Glyph for U+7081 U+7081
Simplified Variant Glyph for U+6C14 U+6C14
Taiwanese Telegraph Code 3051
kTang *kiu0259u0300i
Stroke Number 10
UnihanCore2020 Set HJKMPT
Quốc ngữ Pronunciation khu00ed
kXHC1983 0903.021:qu00ec
Xerox Code 241:346